A Hopeless Present Made Me Turn to The Past and The Future

By Jane Tawel

The Present seems hopeless, so practicing mindfulness, thoughts and prayers, even my personal version of mild-mannered activism, have all made me incredibly depressed. I realized the other day that not only do I feel constantly depressed, but consistently anxious and impotent. What is happening in “The Now” makes me feel downhearted on so many levels, from the personal to the world-wide. And I feel even older than I am. I used to read through four newspapers, now I skim their headlines because otherwise I get, as my…