I speak of ugly human behaviors, ugly history, possible ugly futures. Yes, I do. The answer to all of it is simple, if challenging: to love ourselves deeply, then extend that love to those around us. To take no shit, but offer none as well. To believe there is one soul, peering out through many eyes…or act as if this is true. To take personal responsibility but also stand for each other’s safety…and children. The monsters are real. But so is the light ahead.