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.
How will this have changed us? What habits will be disrupted? How many people will find their way out of their unconsciousness?
Doctors and leaders urge us to breathe, to meditate, to walk in nature, to remain present, and spend time with the people in our houses.
I recently ran from someone who was like the people there, though in the context of the the place I saw him, I could discern him, I felt his humanity.
I see all human interaction as a complex web, each person and collection of people imbued with part of the map of the human landscape.