Monday, January 30, 2017

Army

An army of women brandishing words of encouragement and beauty surrounds my Internet experience and swipes away the deluge of today's news. 

Who builds an army like this? 

It is made up of housewives and homeschoolers, doctors and nurses and teachers, writers, drifters, poets, and shooters of photos of tea cosies in San Francisco. They gather together with stories. Just stories, of ordinary lives that are extraordinary, told in words spilled on a page to challenge perspective and understanding. They defy definition, this army, because they do not destroy or conquer or take over with fear. They simply rest in front of a screen for a few minutes in their busy day to type out a thought or two, and with that, change the world. So, thank you, army, for coming to my rescue.