White people can empathize with this terrifying reality. But we cannot be inside the lived reality that forms for a Black man when the police approach.
I pray that Kali awakens the rebel within us all, to shift the planetary energy, for it is individuals who create the culture that govern our behavior.
In my real home, elephant deaths are a complex and beautiful affair. We honor our loved ones, just as humans do. I was robbed of this rite of passage.
It does get better, a little at a time... Our survival not only gives hope to others, but sharing our experiences allows us to help in their healing.