Twenty-three years since living in Africa, nine years since the massacre, it hasn’t been obvious what to learn from it.
The Nyankunde attack was a microscopic blip in a complicated, massive war (5.4+ million killed). I am a tiny sliver of a whole that I cannot comprehend, one seven-billionth of humanity, connected to Nyankunde by a tenuous thread of history. It’s disorienting to think about and usually I don’t. Usually I just stare at myself in the mirror and don’t know what to say.
But even when thoughts remain silent or confused, I’m still left with a persistent inner tug, to try and do something that matters.
— Matt Huebert, on trying to matter in this world. A powerful read.
Ramkumar Shankar