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So, what can we do?

Sit down.

Talk.

Listen.

Learn from each other.

Challenge each other.

Get to know each other.

Seek out each other.

We need each other.

Yes, we will survive without each other.

But, we will be less without each other.

That we meet is important.

How we meet maybe more.

I would prefer to meet behind cups of coffee than shields.

But, if we meet, I can make you a promise.

That little blip that lies above.

That is love.

Not hippie love.

Not pitying love.

Not naive love.

Eyes wide open love.

Love that lets us see.

The good.

The bad.

The incomplete.

You.

 Me.

Love that makes us commit to rebuilding our community.

That little blip is just a bit.

But that blip is also a lot.

You and I know.

We know in our souls.

That love.

No matter how much.

Love is more than enough.

It takes just a drop.

A plop in the pool.

It reverberates out.

It goes about.

It gets under our skin.

It lets us begin again.

We can offer one another that.

And, that is a lot.

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