Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
These last few weeks have been, to say the least, riddled with fights for freedom, equality, and have often ended with deaths. From the black man shot seven times in the back, to the protests in Wisconsin ending with two dead, one injured, and a 17-year old kid arrested for homicide, the continuing protests in Oregon, and the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman, may he rest in peace. They genuinely have been weeks of "barely bearable" lightness of being. If it weren't for art --the arts, mine, and others' -- inserting itself into life, showing some light in the existing darkness, it would indeed have been unbearable.