Today, my own federal government broke my heart. And there was nothing I could do to stop it. I didn't know the right people. I didn't have enough money. I don't have the right agent. Maybe if I'd been two degrees of separation closer to someone with more power, things would've worked out differently.
How humbling to know that, in your own country, there's no way to fight city hall. All this time, and there was nothing to be done.
An important clarification: I do know the right people - a lot of good friends and fellow activitsts (if I've even earned that title to use for myself) - who were angels tonight when they took the call of a sobbing blogger and tried their best to help. I should've saved the word "humbling" for them - because their friendship does so, daily.