It’s 9:00 PM here in Japan. I’m still reeling, wondering if my emotional exhaustion will be enough to get a poor sleep cycle in. Tomorrow I have to face my colleagues and I honestly don’t know what to say to them. Saturday I start the long flight back to Texas and my wife, who I’m going to hug for dear life.
But I’m glad I saw this before trying to sleep, because Colbert’s words reminded me that America isn’t hateful, it’s afraid and fear can turn uncertain people toward hate. I’m going to reject that road and help turn everyone I can away from it.
Good night and I’m grateful for this community, for my country, for my species, and for the pale blue dot we’re all truly privileged to call home.