I had a hard time since June 24th when the British Government announced that the British people have decided to leave the EU. That decision goes against everything I believe in and I had no chance to vote because I am not British.
However, it was much harder for me because I realised how many people around me, whom I love and respect believe that decision was the right one to make. I still am not sure how to deal with this.
How to keep respecting them and to start building a bridge. It would be so much easier to consider them idiots and just leave them. Maybe that is how it will go. Who knows!
I think that is the worst thing about this referendum for many: The huge gap that has opened up in this society between the generations, between neighbours, between co-workers. How on earth can that be healed?
I am not sure why I wrote this poem in January 2011 but it is suitable now
What is there to say
when we change?
Inevitable as life
we grow together
does it have to
hurt so much?
Please also visit my posts about mental health and healing at “A Spirit of Healing.”