I have to be honest. 

It is a hard day to write. 

I am sitting here looking for the words and the events of the last couple of days are interfering with my thoughts. 

So, just like always, I am telling you what’s here, what wants to be written. 

The chaos of our country feels like a robbery inside my mind. 

When this letter started to come through yesterday morning, before the events of January 6th it was writing words about something completely different. 

Once the harsh moments played out on our TVs, the words were taken away. 

What took place, in a sense hijacked my creativity and productivity. 

I know that the noise will quiet down at some point, it will leave us. 

But until then we have to be present with the truth and what we are truly feeling.

I am not going to bypass the noise so I can sound inspiring and positive. 

I will sit inside of it with you. 

Speaking our truth to each other, for better or for worse. 

What I have learned about life is that, once we start to run away from our truths we can never stop running. 

So here I am. Here you are. 

Sitting together in the midst of a world that is hurting. 

I wish it was different, and I wish I was writing a different letter. 

But somehow, even just writing what is here lessened the noise. 

I can hear the quiet a little better. I hope it brought you something too. 

I am proud of us for not running away looking for an easy fix and a positive spin. 

It never lasts long or goes deep enough. 

May this next week bring more of us together in truth, in good company (even virtually) and in healing. 


With honesty,


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Christina Rasmussen is an author, speaker and social entrepreneur who believes that grief is an evolutionary experience required for launching a life of adventure and creative accomplishment.

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