2020 so far...

Looking back at the past six months, and it feels like the World is ending.

I thought I would write a post to mark the fact that we have reached the end of the first half of the year, but there is a problem: everything is terrible. Racism, Police killing people, Governments silencing the press and taking people’s freedom away, war, covid-19, and climate change. Could it be worse?

The fact that we set up the World in a way that rich people can prosper and totalitarian regimes can be sustained more easily than democracies is a sign that Humanity has failed.

Elon Musk can go and put as many men and dragons in space as he wants, it does not matter.

And my heart is broken. I feel like I keep trying to put the pieces back together, but I keep failing because it is too broken to be fixed.

I do have good things in my life, like good health, mine and of my family; a nice job I can do remotely; safety; a roof over my head and food on my table. I have good friends, and I can count on the fact that they will be by my side.

The thing is, if I don't write about these things, I feel like I am not fully appreciating how lucky and privileged I am. But if I write about them, I feel egoistic and like I have no right to have be so well while everything is terrible outside.

So, enough of making this about me.

If you can, please support Black Lives Matter, or donate to the UN Refugee Agency, or Save the Children, and follow Human Rights Watch to see what you can do to help the causes you care about.

And since it's Pride Month, let me also link to the LGBT Human Rights Worldwide | OutRight Action International website.

#BlackLivesMatter #LoveIsLove #June2020

~ Melyanna