Saturday, August 15, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Max Wasa: People have
become addicted to the actions of anger and aggression,
Thought-provoking. When I read that a couple of days ago,
I also replied to Max:
I guess here in Georgia there is such trouble brewing and ignorance abounding
that a little reactionary undertone in posting basic facts is a bit empowering,
because the masses are shouting it down and dragging out the pandemic dilemma.
I am much more aligned with west coast thought: welcoming to new people and
ideas ( despite a corrupting exploitative element). No one there ever spoke of
Georgia with a metaphorical spit like Georgians speak of California.
I also met a young woman soon on her first visit to La Jolla and her boyfriend, so I want to be clear it's not entirely monolithic. That sense of drama and melodrama serves well in a story, but I mustn't obscure the sweet spirits even in some of the disagreeable thoughts that cloud auras I meet. We truly do wrestle not with the flesh, but principalities, if I may borrow a Christian verse that serves.
I feel a bit better any time I write or speak a bit, so it's essential to continue recognizing a kinship in the universe I attract. The rest is there to cut a visionary relief, to sense the stone from which they all carve meaning in their struggles and delights.
On the real: my dear friend over in Alabama's watching over her hospitialized Mom, same as my buddy in Texas, with his Dad, both COVID cases. I think the entire business has pushed many drained people to resort to out-of-bounds methods for what is, really, attempting to recover energy and what Southerners call 'my sanctification' (i.e. I'm about to Lose my Religion!).
Differing facts accompany the blame leveled: 'your leaders put us in this predicament, your media complex is muffling this cure, and that #1 hit, "This is a hoax to make us obedi--" blah blah. For anyone devoted to building empathy, and maybe lacking in more in-person resources of socialization, it's certainly a tempest.
The kids going back to school, and possible spread- ahh, you know, I needn't assess, here. Even triggering people with reasonable arguments brings folks like us to an edge, and a temptation to blow our cool, desperate to shake up circumstances that affect us, and those we love, but beyond our control. We look for ways to preserve and build character. I sense that intention, here: existing in you, my reader, a basic reverence for life and actual, unpretentious decency.
It's not at all wrong to seek some way to promote both empathy and reason. Trust your convictions and bathe in your serenity, and know the best in trouble times, with hope for better days
I remember reading the moving account of how, by her own words, Mother Theresa had come to doubt God's existence, yet, never ever lost a recognition for some fundamental force emitting from Creation to show the face of Love in the desperate circumstances she heroically encountered.