Still in here… page 44

Day 60 – 05/11/2020

Dear Diary… I didn’t forget you, I just took a 4-day weekend to contemplate the error of my ways and re-visit my anger issues, which may or may not have required generous amounts of alcohol and endless games in the virtual worlds I haunt.

A thorn-in-the-side I am… I’ve never learned to dissemble and pretend matters of life-and-death aren’t real, which irritates the stuffing out of people. Everything’s SURreal – in the middle of a plague that requires social-guideline cooperation from the global community, Americans are now SOLDIERS, fighting a WAR, and we must buck up and march into the maw – who do you think makes billionaires their money, for goodness sake?

No allowances are made for grieving – its heavy pall across the nation has never been addressed by the general running this war – and his loyal troops shame us if we try to put a human face on any of it. “Chin up, keep marching, there’s no crying in war, slacker!” chant the Right-to-Life people as they again force us to ask, WHOSE right?

It’s a challenge to corral the cognitive dissonance and mash it all together in a livable form.

But we won’t grieve if we don’t care, so… NEW RULE:

Standing by for peace in our time …

Photo credits: Kim Smith – 5/10/2020 from our balcony – rainbow cloud

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita Wagner
    May 11, 2020 @ 15:56:27

    Oh, 80,00 people have died! Who has time to worry about that? Let’s just keep feeding the military-industrial complex more humans because we can’t let it fail, at any cost. Life is not sacred to the powers that be, unless one is a fetus. I say let it all collapse and sort it out later. Yep, I’m in that kind of mood.

    Great pic by the KimN8or!

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  2. Michael
    May 11, 2020 @ 15:33:50

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, cousin. We need to all know we are not alone in this.
    Historical stories about times like this have often inspired me; where some great leader made decisive actions and addressed a nation or a people in the same manner, acknowledge suffering and giving the courage to go on, together. I pray for a leader who will fill that page in this moment.
    Until then, I will never retreat, never surrender.

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