Sinking

Do you ever get a sinking feeling in your stomach? Like when you read something that breaks your heart a little and your stomach actually drops or twists a little? Or when someone in your life mentions that they’re upset and you’re waiting to hear why, afraid that the answer is you?

I get that feeling pretty often nowadays. Every day when I read the news, something is happening that I should know about, that I should care about and yet, that I feel helpless about. The Amazon is burning, the opioid crisis is getting worse, there is rampant terrorism across the world, people are inhumane across the world…

It all hurts. What do we do? What can we do? What can I do?

I want to freeze time sometimes. I want to curl up in a ball and ignore everything sometimes.

I just want it to stop. Just please stop.

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