Join us as Anna Zabo goes Outside the Margins.
I’m usually a fairly upbeat person, but this one’s a bit raw.
When I realized I would be posting on Pearl Harbor Day, I got to thinking about infamous days. There are those we have collectively as nations and communities and there are those we have personally, as individuals.
They stop us, make as draw in a breath as we remember how our world changed on that day. We can divide bits of our lives by the innocence lost to the infamy of that moment.
Sometimes, I think we’re living in days of infamy at the moment. I can’t open my eyes on the world without having my heart crushed and what’s left of my innocence stripped away. Certainly, we live in days of rage. But without rage, without voices raised in anger, nothing changes.
Change can bring hope and change can bring fear. So can rage. The bombing of Pearl Harbor propelled the US into World War II. It also set the stage for the Japanese internment camps, something they never taught me about in history class.
Hope and fear. Marriage equity has come to so many states. And yet, children are still bullied for being gay (or being perceived as gay because of their activities). And children are still killing themselves because they’ve been bullied for being gay. We still hear “agenda” and “lifestyle” bantered about (as if a child old can have an agenda or a lifestyle).
Race is still an issue. Yes, really, it is. Read the news. Look at the statistics. Listen to those affected—just listen. Hear what they’re saying.
The rage is there for a reason.
And yet…there is hope. I think we need to cling to that, too. Because when the rage and infamy wane, when what remains is the shreds of innocence and the shattering of lives, we need hope.
I want to find a bit of hope right now, because I’m fresh out. Could be the weather. Could be the season. Help me out:
What makes you hope? What gives you some faith that things will get better? That we can learn and grow and become something more than we are now?
~ Anna Zabo
About Anna Zabo
Anna Zabo writes contemporary and paranormal romance for all colors of the rainbow. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which isn’t nearly as boring as most people think. You can find her online at http://www.annazabo.com/ or more often on Twitter as @amergina.
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