On this six month anniversary, as we honor the lives lost to violence, may we also remember the spirit of Chardi Kala to quiet the impulse to anger and revenge, cultivate an ethic of acceptance and grace -- and not give up.
As my eyes welled with tears on Sunday, I realized I wasn't quite sure why I was crying. Was I mourning the lost lives of people I never met? The attack on religious space, on the sacred? The hurt from Sunday was something that burned into my core.