If you want to see joy and hope in a person talk to your neighbor who just had his first daughter.
If you want to be reminded of what your role is in everything help a five year old read a book or have a conversation with a three year old about how every time she goes to sleep she gets bigger!
If you need to be reminded that things are possible, talk to a brother older than you that is doing great things in spite of coming from rough circumstances.
If you just want to feel normal call your boy and let him crack a joke about something really stupid all in the middle of having a serious conversation about life.
Living in the city is a delicate balance of joy and pain. It’s a dance between hope and despair. You have to find signs of the good things in order to deal with the bad or you will drive yourself crazy. I am sorry but I can't let the actions of a few knuckleheads define me and my whole community. I have put too much work in to get back to this point to be mad all the time especially when I am doing the right thing. You shouldn't either if the right things apply to you.
Now, I am going drink this big cup of coffee, run some reports, chat with my friends, and continue the Jay Electronica movement. I hope you all have a good day because I am.