Dear David Austin Roses,

We can all make micro-reparations. If we don’t address our mistakes and if we don’t acknowledge that we have contributed to the problem – and ignoring it is contributing to the problem – we are staying stuck. Our collective shame and suffering will never end.

Black Lives Matter

For the first time since I started blogging, I find myself unable to say anything useful about the garden. We need to listen without prejudice. Really listen. And then we need to change. White privilege affects everything we do and everything we think. Until we acknowledge that, we cannot change. Black Lives Matter. No ifs…


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