Making My Brain Think Again

We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. - Elie Wiesel, 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech For the past few weeks, my mind has felt numb. I haven't known what to think, what to say, how to articulate how I feel. I'm confused, hopeful, and distraught all at once. Uncomfortable. Mostly at a loss for words to explain what's going on in my head. Or maybe I do know how I feel, what I think, but can't bring myself to acknowledge it. I am an extremely empathetic person. Finding the silver lining in the ugliest of people and situations is what makes me tick. Even in the darkest moments, I still strive to find something positive, a sliver of light in the darkness. That's me in a nutshell.