A Contemplative life = Can we please take a minute and breathe?

Calla Lily Ckatt 6-2020

Gun violence in Minneapolis has erupted in 48 hours 22 people were shot and 2 people died from their wounds. Police trying to give aid were pelted with objects.

This is beyond my understanding – mass shootings into cafe crowds, seventeen-year old teen shot and shoved out of a car and that was just the beginning. Pull on one thread and everything slowly unravels. Someone said that before.

“Police say 111 people have been shot in the four weeks since George Floyd was killed” by Paul Walsh – Retrieved from: Star and Tribune ~ 17 hours ago.

I read that “people” are moving out of the city to the country. No surprise there for me because even before all the protests and tragedy in Minneapolis and the rest of the country began, there was a longing in me to leave the crowded city for a more restful place.

A decay has set in from within our society. “The Late Great United States” is what I am observing around me. Looking within myself, I recognize that my patience is worn thin from the turmoil and divisiveness that is swirling around this country.

“Stop Children What’s That Sound” Buffalo Springfield

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Be strong wherever you find yourself.


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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6 Responses to A Contemplative life = Can we please take a minute and breathe?

  1. Forestwood says:

    Pull on one thread and a whole lot unravels. How true is that? This undercurrent of discontent and fear seems from my end of the world to have been brewing for some time. I do hope it settles soon. You sound pessimistic about the prospects of resolution. Stay safe.

  2. leggypeggy says:

    I’ve been thinking of you with all the issues in Minneapolis. Unbelievable to think 111 people have been shot in one city in about one month. Stay safe.

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