As the year comes to an end, I find myself taking mental note
of goals reached and not,
of time spent with those worth it and not,
of happy moments and not.
And with just a few weeks left to what has been a roller coaster of 2016,
a reminder that it’s never too late for happy endings.
The best way to make that happen?
Meals with my mains.
This past Friday a horrible tragedy happened in Oakland.
That very night me and my girls were having dinner in Oakland,
my daughter and her friends were at a concert in Oakland,
and my two brothers were at a bar in Oakland.
We all came home safely.
36 souls did not.
For all those affected by this tragedy
– the victims, the families, the artists’ communities
and the tireless work of the first responders –
I pray for strength, healing and peace.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.