The world is experiencing some dark days. Some dark months. Some dark years.
Some of it, like living through a pandemic - I have already normalized: I take my mask with me automatically, even have some extra masks in my car. I wash my hands regularly and measure 6 feet distance from others in my head without needing a ruler. But those are hardly any 'sacrifices' to make.
Right now in the world, something far worse is happening. And is demanding far harsher sacrifices to make. Oh Ukraine, I cannot imagine having to uproot from the only home you ever knew, in a drop of a hat because a war so barbaric has happened. I cannot imagine being given a weapon as a citizen and being told 'save yourself and your country' without any training, any preparation... I cannot imagine seeing meaningless death and destruction in a thriving growing democracy, just because the fragile ego of a narcissistic war criminal.
I cannot imagine all that, and maybe I should. Maybe if I could imagine that, I would expect that to happen again. Because what is imagined is possible. Even war again on European soil, for the first time since world war two. :/
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman