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First I thought I would write about love

First I thought I would write about love,  given that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.

Then I thought, write about …

violence in our schools, streets, and homes, given that tomorrow is a terrible anniversary and last year was the worst in forty years for number of gun deaths …

climate change, given the rate at which the glaciers are melting, the seas are rising, and extreme weather events are increasing in frequency …

food insecurity, given that some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life …

everyday dangers for people of color in our country, given the effects of prejudice and
structural racism …

greed and injustice threatening peace everywhere in the world, given … well, given everything above, except Valentine’s Day.

So I came back to love.

Will love end violence, save the planet, cure poverty, guarantee justice and equality for all, and create a fair distribution of world resources?

No.

Not love alone.

But love is the root and the guide and the b…