There aren't enough words to capture the feelings of the past week: anger, confusion, rage, disbelief, frustration, failure, shock, disappointment, horror, and profound sadness. We should be honest with ourselves and make sure to include regret. Regret for not doing more when we had opportunities to take a stand in our everyday lives. Regret that we had not done something more, something profound or something small. Regret at knowing the world we live in today would look different and so much better if it included the souls lost to the callused hands of an unjust system. Regret at not opening our eyes wide enough to see clearly or listening, really listening, to what was happening around us. Enough is enough.
For all of us, that’s changing today.