I was going to write something else today.
I was going to write a post that was snarky and funny, but hopefully perceptive.
I was going to write a post about one of my pet issues, something that affects me.
That post would not have left me with images of broken bodies and blood.
That post would not have been “timely”.
That post would not have garnered comments about how we need to be peaceful in our protests.
Last weekend I saw a trailer for the movie Selma.
Last weekend those images made me shiver a little at the power of thousands of people who need a better society.
Last weekend I felt hopeful.
Today the scenes from Selma could easily be replaced with the news from Ferguson.
Today anything else pales.
Today everything looks hopeless.
I was going to write about something else today, but today should be for Michael Brown and every other Michael Brown that will come from this verdict.