Our moment of quiet came today at 4:47pm here at Tin Shingle, when reflective thoughts could come in, allowing for a moment of silence today for 9/11 victims, their families, first responders, and those who helped. And then pictures and news of Irma flooding in Charleston happened - during Florida , after Texas, and so many others, and it became overwhelming. So many victims in the past, and so many victims being created right now - today.
We are never safe. We must always cherish what we have. We must always fight for the beautiful United States of America. If we didn't feel the depth of its beauty before, we are being tried and tested now, tested to do without the beauty, the nature, the freedom, the confidence to live without judgement or insult no matter how it arrives - in person or digitally.
Please continue fighting, loving, living. Trust what you know is right, and speak for it. From a business perspective, if you need to step away to feel these thoughts or to stay safe, do it. Take time to reflect and do what you need to do.
Thank you to first responders, and to people who protect us in stealth mode. xo