Sunflowers, via unsplash.com user Todd Trapani
Every week feels like a year. I’ve found it hard to keep on top of everything, simply because everything changes so radically, so quickly. I am, as they say, very online; and being too much online overwhelms. But early on in the present conflict, the video of the lady saying to the soldier, “Take these seeds so sunflowers grow when you die here” (link) demonstrated that this was going to be a very different kind of conflict.
And so I continue to remain online; doomscrolling oddly enough feels like an act of trying to keep control, to keep powerlessness at bay (but see this for strategies on dealing with misinformation. If it feels ‘right’ to you, if it strikes a chord, don’t retweet, don’t repost, until you’ve dug a little deeper). But a person needs more, and doomscrolling isn’t healthy.