Today the jury reached its verdict to determine Derek Chauvin’s fate. The man who let his whole body weight land through his knee on George Floyd’s neck – on Floyd’s precious life.
Das didn’t have practice this evening – he had to stay a little past the time of school being out so I needed to pick him up. According to the news the verdict was going to be announced anytime after 3:30 pm CST.
I was on CNN.
3:30 pm hit and I was on alert. Das texted me at 3:41 pm. I had to leave to get him – I left the TV on.
I was on mash mode – yes, I adhered to school zones, but man I was on a mission! I didn’t want to miss it. Lucky for me the go-to station in our truck (105.3 FM) was ready to announce the verdict once they got it while talking about baseball and Texas Rangers.
We we walked in at 4:04 pm and the verdict rolled out at 4:07 pm.
Yes, Das and I got to watch it together. The fact that we experienced it together is truly monumental.
Was I skeptical when I woke up? Yes. Yes, I was! Injustice has happened SO MANY TIMES BEFORE! Why wouldn’t I be skeptical!?
The fact that this happened on 4.20 is also another monumental moment in history for any stoner soul – seriously! You’ll never forget this day no matter how many brain cells you may destroy! haha!
My late godmother passed away on this day 9 years ago.
Torey passed away 17 months ago as of today.
But you know what? Life has to go on. I’m not really ready for the next chapter but I know Torey wants me to be ready. It’s not something I’m prepared for, but I must. I get it. I have to. I have to for my son.
I hope the Floyd family is able to do the same … his brother has already said he’s ready to help people in this world and that’s inspiring. I always imagine what T-Mitch sees and who he meets in his after life and I believe he’s making the right connections to inspire all of us. I truly do. The man was a doer. A doer for good causes.
Let’s help let his light shine and do the same! Shine your own light and DO GOOD!