From annie_wu_22 on Instagram I am processing my anger, grief, and fear from Tuesday evening's shooting deaths of 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian and AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) women, in Atlanta, Georgia. The way the police handle the press conference stirred up my emotions even more. I'm already nervous going outside due … Continue reading Support AAPI Lives
Picture/Artwork by Colette Cady, inspired by the poet, Morgan Harper Nichols I am afraid to go out in public. This fear isn’t due to Covid. It is because I am an Asian-American. There has been an explosion of hate crimes of assaults and murders against Asians (especially the elderly) in parts of America ever since … Continue reading Is it Safe for Me to Go Outside?
Day 25- I am grateful for the help of my husband and daughter as I recover from oral surgery. As I get older, the length of my recovery seems longer. I realize how fortunate I am to have people near to help me. Day 26- Thanksgiving is today in America. This holiday is about reflecting … Continue reading November Thankful
The last few days, feelings of sadness, despair, hopelessness, and anger have been ruminating in my soul. I have not found the right words to describe my feelings. But, I cannot wait for the right or politically correct words anymore. Racism needs to end now. Police brutality needs to end now. The violence needs to … Continue reading Neutrality Does Not Bring Forth Change
My faith was shaken today. I cursed at God. I told Him, I don’t want to believe in Him anymore. More unpleasant words flew out of my mouth, and tears streamed down my cheeks. Yesterday, my husband and I got into an argument on our walk with the dog. I saw huge amounts of dog … Continue reading Self-Discovery in Quarantine
I read a devotional this morning on the Bible app, You Version. The study is entitled, “How to Stop Worrying.” The devotion defined worry as to torment oneself with cares and anxieties. As I read that definition, it felt like a 2x4 to the face. Everyone has thoughts on the things that most concern them. … Continue reading It is Never a Good Time to Worry
Credit: Artist-David Bowman At the beginning of March, I read an article about people hoarding toilet paper and paper towels due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The virus had not reached The States quite yet. I decided to prepare for it during my scheduled monthly trip to Costco. I arrived at Costco at their opening time … Continue reading In These Times of Great Anxiety