Sky before the storm. . . We’ve had 2 tornadoes in the last week , leaving roads closed, power lines down, and property damaged (not ours) but thankfully no casualties. It’s humbling to watch these small rural communities unite to help one another, and passing strangers like us. We were caught driving very near the storms centre last Friday and sought shelter in a church that was hosting a summer camp for teenagers. I fled this small town and any semblance of organised religion a lifetime ago, so was all the more humbled by the kindness and hospitality we were shown. I’m finding hope in the strangest places of on this homecoming— home... This is a fraught and paradoxical place , as capable of extreme compassion as it is of extreme violence. I can only pray, in my pagan, heretical way, that the better angels of our nature overcome their current foes. @corybooker we need your sense of beloved community, now more than ever. .
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