Now there’s a tall order. Most of the conversations I am having these days are honest ones. And to be honest, they are not a lotta fun. It’s not easy to shine when you’re sinking, taking in water all over the place.
So now what? There’s a meteor careening towards earth hitting us just before the election. Well alrighty then.
You know what that “Shine” card is? It’s the card I sent to my pen pal. Pen, as in penitentiary. I thought an uplifting message might give him a lift. It felt good to send it, and particularly sad to see it come back four weeks later, unseen by him because I guess the card has a small bit of glitter on it. No glitter allowed in the pen. That was deflating: For me, and I am sure for my pen pal, too. I wonder if the person who had to enforce that rule saw the sadness in having to send that back. I understand the need for rules, there just seem to be a lot of them right now. Feels as if we are long on them and short on living, and carrying on safely, which I think is the intention of most of them .
So many rules so little information, and worst of all; so much fear based living. I hate seeing the fear winning. I hate seeing people with creative and hopeful dispositions being knocked down by bureaucracy. I hate rules for the sake of rules, without an ear of consideration that maybe it’s time to make amends with some of them, and to them. And most of all, I hate to see so much destruction, and so many who have inspired me looking and feeling hopeless. For good reason, might I add.
So there’s today’s blog–Starting off with the word “Shine” and ending with the word hopeless. Yikes~ Not gonna let that happen.
Instead, I shall practice what I am preaching, with a practice of return. I am headed to the lake very shortly to get refreshed. I AM THANKFUL for the opportunity to practice keeping faith in the things that I BELIEVE WILL keep the world going forward; namely hope, community and love. With the greatest of these being LOVE.
Shine on brothers and sisters! “You can sing this song…” We can sing this song…