Like a lot of people I know and love, I feel like I need to say something. So here it is: I believe in the Essential Rightness of the Universe. I believe that the universe is actually, literally, made out of love. I believe that we are made of moments — a continuum of moments — in a never-ending slog towards enlightenment that has been under way ever since a sentient creature first poked its head out of the primordial ooze. It’s the same struggle. And enlightenment and love will win. Because it is what we are collectively — every single atom of anything — made out of. Zoomed in, close like we are, it looks ugly. As ugly today as I can ever remember in my sheltered and wildly privileged time on Spaceship Earth. Today, I’m reminded of classic pickup truck bumper sticker: “Freedom Ain’t Free.” I’m reminded that my efforts are required — more than ever — and today that clarion call for me is louder than it’s been in a long time. But no matter what, here’s what I believe: Good will win. Maybe not today or tomorrow or next year or next century. But Good will win, and hatred, bigotry, ignorance, and suffering will lose. Why? Because. Beyond all the horrible things, there is Life, an inexplicable condition that we all share. And I’ll continue to celebrate Life every day I’m lucky enough to soar, glide, crawl or drag my way through it. Including today. And I’ll work in my own ways, minuscule as they may be, to help others celebrate Life, too. And to find Love and Light inside themselves. That’s all I’ve got for now. It’s also all I need. So I’m logging off for a while now.