The above had been brewing since viewing numerous posts in my feeds about the verdict in the case of the killing of Breonna Taylor. If you haven’t heard about her or the case, you can find a summary in this BBC report.
I cannot profess to have followed every detail of the case, but her name has been in my head and heart at various times over the last few months. It is there again today, and I have said her name aloud. Even though no-one is around to hear me do so. It is a symbolic act.
This piece, Presbyopia, may also be regarded as that. Since seeing those first few posts, the acts of response of others, I had an internal urge to do something. I’d reposted some of the posts of others, but there was still the yearning to do more. Presbyopia -in written and spoken form- was the result.