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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Can you breathe yet?

Editor’s Note | By Jana Hill

 

Last updated 1/15/2021 at 12:37pm



It’s hard for me to avoid a metaphorical view of 2020 because I was a poet. To me, 2020 is a year that circles around oxygen and the fluid motion of waves, and 2021 is in the wake of that.

Meaning we are not done with the lessons it offers so we are standing on its beach and letting our toes get wet. Then watching it go up to the knees then the hips then we wonder if …

“I can’t breathe” is now a phrase conjures up thoughts of George Floyd and Eric Garner, both uttering that, before dying. Both in camera-shot of bystanders. But bystanders can’t do anything other than watch an...



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