Three years ago when 14 Words For Love was a new idea, a Facebook experiment, the world was not significantly different. Wars, terrorism, bullying, hatred, domestic violence, people being told they'd go to hell for loving someone who shares the same anatomy or for transitioning into another gender. Obama's second term would (tragically) timestamp the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, among other people of color who found themselves, like Trayvon Martin, beat up or killed as a threat to society.
Post-racist society? Not Even Close.
Fewer shootings? Fewer suicides? Nope.
Let's back up. To participate in 14 Words For Love, you need not write about social ills. You don't have to be an advocate for those suffering injustice. All you have to do is write 14 words about our connections--whether those are between two people or two billion people.
My point is that there are plenty of reasons to write 14 words for love, empathy and kindness for the world or just a little piece of it. I can't wait to read your 14 words for love.
Thanks for joining me here and much love.