So that last post was a little dark.
This morning, I looked at a friend's Facebook, where he had linked to an article written by an old roommate from New York, who is now the senior religion editor on a major news website. And he's gay. And married. The post was great, about things to learn from the younger version of yourself.
I looked in the comments below, and most were very favorable. One, though, had written something that seemed vaguely homophobic, and it linked to his Facebook page. I clicked on that link, and saw some very homophobic vitriolic words. And then I noticed this person had 9 friends. 9. And not only that, they all were pictures of young models, so probably not real accounts.
I found this heartening.
Also, a lesson. I could choose to concentrate on this upsetting, unhappy loner with few friends who feels the need to spew hatred. Or I could concentrate on the hundreds who enjoyed the post, and had nice things to say. Whatever is there if I look for it, especially on the internet.
Certainly, there are some troubling things going on in the world. I can despair, or look for a solution. The solution is always more interesting.