Would you look at these two? What a pair of cuties. Cousins born two months apart, they will become playmates and friends, we hope. They have some DNA in common, they share some people who love them and people who love their parents. Yes, sometimes the world may appear to be a swirling soup of greed, pettiness, hatred, intolerance and cruelty, but....these dears, and others like them, just as beautiful, equally precious, need us to keep our hands on the wheel, keep doing our level best to right the ship so we don't all go down in the storms.
For the sake of these little lights of promise we will remain focused and beat our back our fury and despair so that we are able to think clearly and work hard for better days, better laws, better and more compassionate governance and more tolerant social behavior. For the Innocents of every land and of every color we will do this.