It’s been weeks, so many I can’t even remember how long, since I’ve ventured onto social media. I generally pride myself on my ability to achieve clarity even in the most trying times, to recognize that while people tend to highlight the best of themselves on social media, it’s often the worst that is showcased and to be able to see through that clutter to the actual people and stories behind political rants, ill-informed memes, and fatal attribution errors. These last several weeks though, there was so much noise, so much vitriolic hate spilling all over my feeds, I had to unplug. I had to immerse myself in silence to give my own voice a chance of being heard.
But, I am back now, rejuvenated and renewed. I look forward to contributing to the conversation again.