Even as kids, we were very conscious of fairness. Slices of cake had to be measured for equality. A line was drawn across the back seat of the car to make sure we each had the same amount of space. Christmas gifts had to be practically identical (yet different) to keep one from feeling less loved than another.
As an adult, after experiencing an onslaught of events that certainly didn't seem fair, I began to question the idea of even using fairness as a measurement. Because life isn't fair - not in any way. It's messy and unfair. So perhaps getting hung up on the fairness of anything is counterproductive, because we get stuck on it and can't see anything else.
This week I am trying to focus instead on what goodness I can see, feel, hear, taste. And there is a lot of it. There is an outpouring of love, support and good energy right now. Weaving a web of connection between humans and families and communities. It isn't fair, but it is what we have. And maybe we can make it work for us and for those for whom life has just been desperately unfair.
Jen Jovan and her imaJENation