I actually spent some time beginning to compose a persuasive and compelling letter to the assorted pseudo-Christians, neo-cons, anti-liberals, supergreedy imperialist corporatists, and dominionists/supremacists (I think most of them wear the same hood).
But I caught myself. Why bother? Why do I expend all this energy at this level?
I went to a local pool with my son and his friend’s family. I was able just to sit and observe the people around me. I’ve been a bit isolated lately, and I had forgotten how much I love to watch people. I felt my whole perspective shift as I observed the people all around me, all different – each with their own voices and expressions and gestures. I felt reconnected at a fundamental level, and I realized that I’ve been letting my political anger generalize.
I’m considering putting the blog on hiatus for a while. I feel as though I don’t have much to contribute until I recharge and recenter. I would like to spend a little more time doing some other things, including other kinds of writing.
The blog keeps me doing at least one thing every day, but I think a more productive discipline would be more rewarding on a variety of levels.