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Shortly after I had heard about the mass shooting in Orlando yesterday, I went for a walk around my neighborhood as I always do. Shocked and saddened, I also felt ashamed: How can I go out now making my little sketches as if everything were fine and normal? I felt small and petty. Nothing I do will change things for the 49 people dead, nor for the people who knew and loved them. When someone expresses hatred so deep, it’s difficult not to take it personally.
I’ve heard it said many times that the only antidote to hate is love. Sketching is what I do to express my love for life every day.
I came home with a sketch in my sketchbook, just as I always do.