I was going to share a post about my latest finished object today but with everything that’s going on it feels trivial. A lot of times I try to keep my social media light and positive, a distraction from everything else but today I just can’t even do that. I’m scared, sad, angry, confused and terrified all rolled into one and I just can’t today.

11 Replies to “Nope”

  1. I understand..i am white and almost ashamed to admit that fact..angry people need help.. is it a lack in our mental health system or our morals or just plain very sad people have so much hatred that they feel compelled to act on it instead of seeking help……

    1. For a long time people have said, “racism doesn’t exist in America…” and I’ve always responded, “perhaps not in your world but in mine it does.” I think we have a lack of understanding and empathy in the world and now it just feels like we’re at war. I fear what happens next.

  2. Sending you my love.. I can’t bring myself to watch the news anymore.. there’s so much hate in the world, and with the rise in use of phones, it’s all caught on camera, and shows the world for what it is.
    Please know, that those who are racist are the minority. I’m not saying they don’t exist, only the ignorant could say something like that. But they are the minority. All we can hope for is justice, and a brighter future.
    I cannot begin to imagine how it feels, and being in the UK, have no idea of the fear of anyone carrying a gun. It’s rare, and illegal. So I can never say I know how it feels. All I can do, is send my love, and hope.

  3. Thank you for your honesty about your feelings. Don’t let me tell you what to put on your blog, but as a white person who tries to be a good ally (far from the most perfect or productive one, just trying to do my little part), I just want to say – I’ll respect whatever you put out into the world. Whether it’s beautiful FOs, pictures of adorable toddlers and their dolls, odes to Cher, feelings like you shared above, and more.

    1. Thank you. I’ll be back. I just felt silly talking knitting when I just feel so awful about everything.

  4. Sending love and light. If there’s anything more materially useful I can do to be supportive, please let me know.

  5. I hear you. These latest events are too much to comprehend and I am still reeling. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  6. I’ve been in a numb, sick state all week, and understand your inability to settle down to writing a knitting report. It’s generous of you to share your feelings at all and to provide this forum for all of us diverse needleworkers to join together here and voice our support. Please keep right on writing about what most concerns you. Our diverse and far-flung group of knitters needs to hear your thoughts — and I, for one, welcome your ideas about positive action, when you get to the point where you can speak to that. Meanwhile, gentle blessings on you and your family as you look for peace and justice in a hurting world.

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