Where is the Glue to Keep Us Together?

“A young girl who is a member of a dance troupe struck by the SUV, a moment captured on cellphone video, woke up Monday and told doctors, ‘just glue me back together,’ according to her GoFundMe fundraising page organized by a family friend.” [In Wednesday’s Chicago Tribune]

Our nation is split and divided.

Our democracy’s fate undecided.

Will reason prevail?

Or the guardrails fail?

Will the hilled city darken and leave us unguided?

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Jan. 6, 2021.

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  • I nearly cried when I read that little girl's request in the paper, and things are getting blurry again. I used to take broken solid things to my dad and fabric things to my mom for mending. But where will we find the materials now?

  • I think we all have a lot of healing to do. Media encourages division and conflict, too. Yet, today's verdict is a good sign.
    And we have so much to be grateful for!
    Thank you for your wonderful postings. Happy thanksgiving to you.

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Yes, thanks for your posts and happy Thanksgiving to you!

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Dear Margaret--
    I think words can be a kind of glue. Languages and stories. Art and music, too. Thank you for your postings. Happy birthday--keep on writing and creating! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • I'm grateful today for so many blessings, and not the least, for both of you, Margaret and WG. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Same to you, but in all the best ways, my friend. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Two of the problems are mentioned in the quote cellphone and GoFunMe. Not the cell-hone itself, but how it an be used to disseminate and retrieve misinformation. We found out belatedly what Bannon did tom pollute the Internet, and now his insurrectionist podcast is somehow privileged, Presumably, the gang warfare and looting of stores are enabled by cell phones. And to expand on WG's point, it is inconceivable that the impetus for finally bringing charges was that Defendant #3 took pride in recording the killing on a cell phone.

  • In reply to jack:

    Two things that reinforce what I said above:
    1. Mully w/o Haugh was discussing how the "Fire Nagy" stuff became so nasty, and Mully said it started with writers like Jay Mariotti, then sports talk radio, then social media. Then a caller asked why the journalist from The Patch wasn't called on by sports radio to account for the false story, and Mully said that when he was a journalist, he had stories that blew up on him.
    2, Today's Broom Hilda.

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