Here's the way NBC's Meet the Press opened today (transcript here).
Chuck Todd: This Sunday, a nation divided.
Diamond Reynolds: Oh, my God, please don't tell me he's dead.
Chuck Todd: A week that began with the shooting of two African-American men by police officers.
Diamond Reynolds: I wanted everybody in the world to see what the police do.
Chuck Todd: Ends this way, with the killing of five police officers at a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown: The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.
Chuck Todd: And sparks protests across the country.
Protestors: Black lives matter! Black lives matter!
Chuck Todd: From policing to politics, the country seems increasingly divided. This Sunday morning, I'll talk to the Head of Homeland Security, two top cops trying to change the way police do their job and two top senators, a Republican and a Democrat, each a former mayor.
So much ink, so many digital bits have been spilled over the recent violence rocking the United States. I won't opine on it, because I don't believe my thoughts and feelings will be additive or helpful. But I do have something to share on the issue.
A Facebook friend recently posted in despair over the events Chuck Todd discussed on Meet the Press. I replied with a little poster I made.
You see, part of the way I cope with the emotional roller coaster life and the world make me ride is by putting pictures and quotations together. Doing this helps me focus on what matters. Sometimes it's comforting; other times, not so much.
I hope what came to me this time brings you some solace.
Peace to you in the midst of the storm that surrounds us all.