Dear Joel Leon. I do feel you on this. The societal, generational weight of Blackness in this world — is a weighty cross to bare for the writer who holds the mighty pen. Please be encouraged that you are at liberty to spill ink as you wish, Nina Simone said ‘The job of an artist, is to reflect the times’ — Nina Simone. I take this to mean ALL the times, so yes the sorrow … but yes the joy. These too are true happenings that reflect the times. Thank you for sharing this beautifully spilled ink.