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Dept. of Thanks

Thank You All

This world is a horrible world. But it's also, as Louie sang, a wonderful world. 

There are children dying in the Mediterranean. There are families starving in Aleppo. There are indigenous Americans and their allies being injured and frozen in North Dakota. There are black men and women, fellow citizens, who are being shot and prisoned here in a country that pretends it wasn't built on the backs of black men and women. There are people who wish to know nothing, and wish us to share their ignorance, at gunpoint, if necessary. There are slightly different versions of this horror across the globe. There is death, and starvation, and dying, and hate, and hate, and hate, and bitter tears, and the silence of apathy.

But there are sunrises. There are unexpected sperm whales greeting delighted underwater oceanographic nerds. There are lives saved. There are lives lived fully and fiercely with full and fierce love. There are rockets and tiny, tiny starships carrying bits of us into the icy dark, not caring one whit that there might not be anyone out there to meet. There are wonders, and children who may still save us. There are beautiful books, there are lovers, there are people who we love and who love us back.  There are angels unawares, dressed just like us. They are, in fact, us. 

And you are there, my friends, in that latter. 

Thank you. 

Any support I can give you, I will. Any love I can send you, I will. 

I love you all. 



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eaweek
Nov. 24th, 2016 11:55 pm (UTC)
Many fierce hugs. You are the best!!
kaffyr
Nov. 25th, 2016 04:48 pm (UTC)
You are wonderful, too!
nucleosides
Nov. 25th, 2016 01:13 am (UTC)

kaffyr
Nov. 25th, 2016 04:49 pm (UTC)
back to you!
lost_spook
Nov. 25th, 2016 01:13 pm (UTC)
kaffyr
Nov. 25th, 2016 04:49 pm (UTC)
And to you, my dear!
flowsoffire
Nov. 25th, 2016 02:06 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

Love you, too. ♥♥♥
kaffyr
Nov. 25th, 2016 11:03 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much!!!
beccadg
Nov. 26th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
*Hugs.*
kaffyr
Nov. 27th, 2016 03:47 am (UTC)
*hugs back*
sarren
Nov. 27th, 2016 01:12 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful, thank you. *Hug*
kaffyr
Nov. 27th, 2016 05:52 pm (UTC)
I am glad that you liked it, and thank you so much for the hug.
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