Me: I just can’t listen to climate news right now. Give me the Mueller investigation on a granular level, but that compressed time line of drought, plague, super storms, and massive dislocation? No.
Friend: Oh, I can listen, but I don’t take it in. If I’m going to walk around and be an empath, I just can’t.
(She’s a psychotherapist).
Friend, continued: I mean, I’m no Mother Teresa. And even she went nuts.
I dream of a world where love is the answer
Yes. I see tons of stuff coming your way. Need to get over to your blog and take a closer look!
I’m so grateful it was obvious it’s not me you were talking about. Not a psychotherapist!
Could’ve been you but wasn’t. ❤️
Once you really know, it’s impossible to set it back down. Politics is exhausting as well. I’ve been functioning at the only emotional level I can deal with, cutting up thrifted shirts for boro work.
Doing handwork provides ballast for me too. And as much as I say I’m tuning out climate change news, of course I’m not.
The news of the world makes me weary sometimes, self-care so important.
Self care and activism seem to be the combo for that’s necessary for me. But the balance is tricky.