It's crazy how much our children love one another.
A friend of mine once told me that fatherhood was the only thing he'd ever experienced in his life that fully lived up to all the hype. He's right. That's why most of the things people say any bring a parent sound cliche.
But these little people really, truly change everything for you. What matters most to you moves from internal to external. And that's frightening.
And watching my children become little people who love one another is an exponential, soul-lifting, heart-squeezing thing that can literally move me to tears.
Things that seemed boring, cliche, or saccharine before children are the very things that hit you square in "the feels" once you have a child.
Cliches reclaim power over even literary aesthetes when they touch the love we all carry for our children.
So when I read about the forced separation of children from their parents in the custody of ICE, I break into the cold, desperate sweat of a man about to lose it.
Splitting an 18mo children from her parents? Children sitting, crying, completely and utterly alone because of a bullshit retributive policy? A policy made up by old white guys scared brown people might think themselves equally deserving of dignity.
What kind of ignorant, immoral fuckmuzzles must this administration be composed of to think, FOR ONE FUCKING SECOND, that this is okay.
And this is being done in our names. In your name. In my name.
I won't have it. Neither should you.