Waiting for words of comfort and unity

Future classroom textbooks will tell the history of our time in much of the same way they tell of the civil rights era of the 1960s. Kids will learn about marches. They will see images of passionate people, yelling at each other — I’m right and you’re wrong. Less and less can we understand each other.

Olive branches are nowhere in sight. People are not shaking hands or sharing hugs. We all want to stand our ground. Understanding what we don’t know is not so fashionable anymore.

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Abraham Villarreal

Abraham Villarreal

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.