Paddy is on his way to visit John Kahm, who is living his final hours after being diagnosed with a terminal illness last year. I’ve recently argued that part of letting go involves recognizing our own impotence. With two fierce daughters at home, I think of the times when I’m too preoccupied by the shortcomings I see I’ve sent their way instead of being grateful for their existence and the opportunity to do better.

‘La era está pariendo un corazón, no puede mas, se muere del dolor.’ – Silvio Rodriguez

Impotence in the race discussion. Impotence in the capitalist system. Impotence in the daily desire to do better.

Being able to forgive yourself seems like the best first step.

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