This has been a week of lament. The world mourns with Nepal as the death toll from Saturday’s enormous earthquake continues to rise. It is now above 4,800. The U.S. watches as cries for justice and groans of lament rise loudly from Baltimore. Stories of citizens beaten and even paralyzed by police, images of a burning CVS replayed on a loop on mainstream media, pictures of thousands of protesters peacefully calling for justice, citizen curfews in place and a State of Emergency declared.
In the midst of all this (and more), I am choosing to not write a new blog post this week. To do so feels inappropriate and disrespectful. Instead, I am simply joining the lament.
I only point you to others. If you’d like, here are several articles that give context, shed light, and may point us toward wisdom in our laments.
Regarding Nepal, see here.
Regarding media treatment of African Americans, see this helpful satire.
© Laura Goetsch and Thinking About Such Things, 2015.