During this awful US presidency which has pushed rationality up and away to the moon, one has to keep working to maintain one's sanity, one's hope, and one's sense of decency.
Personally, I feel caught between both the Left and the Right, between the Woke and the Asleep. And I always return to the importance of Art in all its forms. It is the one enduring activity which allows the creator to still believe in something bigger than all this essential nonsense. Our political battles and our social economic ties are indeed essential, but they are also nonsensical without a personal engagement with ourselves in a deeply personal way. And that is why any, and all Artistic activity is important for everyone, creators and participants.