I cannot – and will not – allow my mind or soul to go down the rabbit hole – even after the President of the United States’s threat. If I do, it will only lead me to a state of hopelessness and I refuse to do that to myself.

Instead, I will pray and speak up and speak out and vote and write and … hope … so that I can live.

And in that living, I will be a sign and symbol that in the midst of hopelessness, there *is* hope.

The youth and children of this world depend on my (and our) generation to at least do that.

© June Maffin

© June Maffin