Today I saw so much beauty in the world and yet…Complicit Monsters. When evil prevails, If I do nothing, I’m no better than A complicit monster.
Some days the best thing I can do is to keep myself away from other people. I live in a very red area and know that a large percentage of people around here disagree with me on just about everything. And very loudly. So during the pandemic I’ve been developing more and more solitary hobbies - sewing, knitting, reading, gardening, working puzzles, listening to music, practicing music, etc. And reading SAV and HCA. Right now, all of that is enough. I have some friends to commiserate with when I need to but I’ve become a pretty happy hermit.
I try to do a random act of kindness each day. I have grown so weary of the ugliness in the world, so I try to make my little part more beautiful. I have a secret garden, off my bedroom that I find repose. I read, listen to music My passion are my grand babies. I am most fortunate, that my son , DIL and the grand babies, we all live together. it might not work for all, but we delight in it. I find myself lost lately. I had to medically retire in 2020, and until January of this year, home schooled the kids because of covid. So since January, when they went back to school, I’ve become lost, and not sure of who I am. I was teacher for 30 years and nana, but the kids are 11 and 13, and have begun the process of separating, and not needing me as before. The activities I like to do: casinos, concerts, and travel are not highly recommended yet. I have yet to find new passions
Thankfully, I live in California. I would lose what is left of my mind if I was in Texas or Florida or other red states. I cuddle with my dogs and paint and write fantasy and short stories. If I can successfully get my mind to “elfland” I can forget for a while. This site helps tremendously. Avoiding idiots and talking to like-minded people helps and, of course, I WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO VOTE THEM OUT!
A little life inventory going on today, in view of recent and current events.
Sometimes I feel like curling up in a fetal position. A lot of days I barely take care of myself. It's hard to find a balance of life needed to have the energy to "be the change" - and as an American citizen, I'm disgusted by a lot I see and I feel like I need to do more, or something.
Sanity saving things I do:
Spend time on SAV with like-minded folks who make me laugh. Sing. Watch Stephen Colbert. And some other stuff. Walks with friends. Pet my cat.
Stuff I do to make a difference:
I vote. I discuss Issues with...(mostly like-minded) folks. I read & listen to intelligent people on podcasts etc to understand issues better. I pick up garbage in my neighborhood regularly. I plant native plants in my garden. Pet my cat.
I know, not nearly enough. Anyway, thoughts? Not to tell me what to do, but where you're at.