"Love, Love Me Do" - mixed media on cradled wood, 20" x 20". Ready to hang. Available at Artfinder.
[Scene: Pit of Despair]
Fezzik: He's dead.
Inigo: Is just not fair.
from The Princess Bride
Oh no! In this scene, we find poor Westley (apparently) dead in the Pit of Despair. And Inigo voices the opinion we're all having this week: is just not fair.
I wonder where we got the idea that life is fair? Perhaps because we live in a modern world with advanced justice systems and proceedings and processes.
As an adult, after experiencing an onslaught of events that certainly didn't seem fair, I began to question the idea of even using fairness as a measurement. Because life isn't fair - not in any way. It's messy and unfair. So perhaps getting hung up on the fairness of anything is counterproductive, because we get stuck on it and can't see anything else.
This week I am trying to focus instead on what goodness I can see, feel, hear, taste. And there is a lot of it. There is an outpouring of love, support and good energy right now. Weaving a web of connection between humans and families and communities. It isn't fair, but it is what we have. And maybe we can make it work for us and for those for whom life has just been desperately unfair.