How will we move on?
By standing against what is wrong and saying it is wrong with firmness and kindness.
By honoring facts, not distorting them.
By holding hands.
And laughing.
And pointing out what is right and saying it is right with firmness and kindness.
By honoring feelings.
And fear.
And confusion.
And sadness.
By planting flowers and giving them to people.
Even people we don’t know.
Or even like.
By pointing out what is beautiful and saying it is beautiful with firmness and kindness.
And dancing to this beauty. 
And singing.
And writing and reading.
And drawing and painting.
And celebrating what is beautiful.
To our very dying day.
naseem rakha
post election, 2016