This is a major moment in our history and we should pause, truly pause, and reflect on what happened. And what better way than through visual word clouds?
First, we started the week with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a moment to remember one man’s powerful dream that altered the course of history and still teaches us so much on progress that’s needed for racial justice. We also saw Joe Biden and Kalama Harris step formally into their new roles as President and Vice-President of the United States of America today.
I was trying to think of a way to articulate how this moment feels. It’s starting to feel different. It’s starting to feel hopeful. It’s starting to feel like an inflection point. Here are some visuals to illustrate all the feels.
The silver lining is this. Character matters. Black Lives Matter. Dignity matters. Unity matters. Togetherness matters. Stability matters. Facts matter. Relationships matter. Humility matters. Equality matters. Values matter. Being a good person matters. Being a good leader matters. Transformation matters. Healing matters. Love matters. Faith matters.
We are in the process of re-learning what matters. And from that standpoint, 2020 and 2021 matter.