Attention is precious. I would like to be seen and heard. In those moments when I’m given the time and space to air my views, I want to be as precise as possible.
Crossing paths with an acquaintance of my age range and also black, we had a brief exchange about the current events expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Some of us choose not to engage with social media platforms, so it was interesting to hear a point of view that wasn’t influenced by all the information circulating on those tools.
We all have our own coping mechanisms and strategies for dealing with thoughts and feelings triggered by acts of injustice. We have personal versions of truth.
Attention might be focused on an issue for a while, but eventually it moves on. Our experiences and conscious awareness remain us with as individuals. I aim to hold on my integrity.