What a Mess!
Sometimes it seems as if our country has suddenly exploded, that the craziness, hatred, intolerance and fear on all sides just erupted overnight. But you and I both know that’s not how things work. It’s been there all along, in and from all of us. It’s the pot with many ingredients that’s been simmering for a long time, gradually coming to a boil, that finally has spilled over, spreading into a huge, awful, seemingly uncontainable mess. I don’t think we’ve yet set about cleaning up the mess – we’re busy hollering about how awful it is and whose fault it is. But eventually, we’ll get to the business of cleaning it up. We must. And we always do.
P.S. Every cook knows the first step is to turn off the heat.