I spent pretty much the entire day trying something new with no clue if it will work. Theoretically it should but there are several factors that could alter the outcome.
As I was working away in the garden I was thinking about the similarities between this and anti racist activities. How, as those with white privilege try, we may falter by saying the wrong thing or not fully thinking through the impact. Then we will try again to do and be better.
The flowers in the circular garden are starting to bloom. We’ve been working away making improvements but it’s slow progress. The weeds have taken over in the middle. There are flowers that are hard to find and others that are outshining the weeds. Which again made me think about how things are in the world. The weeds (racists) can be blatant or hidden but they can be, with enough work (by others or self) be rooted out just like the weeds. They can be dug up and thrown away. They can be mulched and dug out again when they show up. We all need to work to rebalance our opinions and provide support for those who have been discriminated against.
Finding beauty amongst the weeds is always an important step. Take a moment to look around your heart and learn what you need to do.