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Thu Sep 1, 2022, 08:13 PM

Sharing this here because it is thought-provoking and moving.

However, it doesn't move me to outrage.

Even though outrage is a perfectly valid response to so much that is happening around us, it is exhausting.

It's good to get off the "Outrage Treadmill" which raises our physical responses but doesn't get us anywhere.

So, this personal essay is from OnlySky, a website dedicated to secular values and it is written by an emotionally eloquent doctor.

The title makes reference to something called a "Code Lavender", but it doesn't deal with Gay Rights. It does deal with being fully human, which is what Gay Rights is really all about.

Let us now pause and reflect along with Dr. Eve Makoff. The Night I Called Code Lavender.

"Unacknowledged and unaddressed, grief threatens your integrity. Whether you are one to explode or implode, the potential damage to your psyche, to your body, or to your relationships is enormous."

As someone whose mental fortitude was shattered after a short time helping scared, suffering people sign up for Medicaid, my hat is off to Dr. Makoff and others like her.


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Thu Sep 1, 2022, 08:19 PM

1. That was a good read...

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Thu Sep 1, 2022, 09:20 PM

2. Thank you.

Thank you to so many people.

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