I Sought A Restorative Way To Deal With Life After Incarceration – Jose Pineda

I Sought A Restorative Way To Deal With Life After Incarceration – Jose Pineda

I’m out here trying to change the world, and watching my family disintegrate right in front of me. Maybe if I hadn’t spent so much time on Zoom, maybe if I spent more time visiting his room…. No one can save you but yourself, and when you live in a world without hope, it’s not crazy to lean into a life of coping. We cope with the pain, mask it or numb it, pretend it’s not there, forget with intention–because we’ve forgotten how to heal.