Staring Into The Abyss ~ And Beyond
As far as I'm concerned, the functional year begins on its first Monday.
Starting anything on any day but Monday just seems futile and foolish, to me.
That being my perspective, it seems appropriate to try to begin the process of purging the malaise and ennui that've beset me, in the wake of the horrific flood of disgusting lies that've screamed across the airwaves, ere the last 4 years, culminating in the unspeakable attempt to steal a presidential election ~ an attempt that seems destined to succeed ~ and to thus evict an extraordinary President in favor of an asinine, senile, perverted, and corrupt one.
It won't be easy.
Unless you're an infantile idiot, or willfully ignorant, you acknowledge that the election was rigged.
But I've decided to move beyond that, because bemoaning it is a waste of time and energy.
I'm still praying for a judicial or political miracle, but I'm done pissing about it.
Moving beyond it, mind you, is a process, psychologically. It takes time.
One lesson that I imagine that I'ave learned, in Life, is that action precedes emotional strength, every bit as often as emotional strength precedes action. Would you like that in English?
As often as not, we're not feeling it, are we?
We don't generally find ourselves leaping out'f bed, every morning, is what I mean to say.
We often have to push the car of our daily lives downhill a bit, and then pop the clutch...as it were.
Often, one has to act on one's intellectual beliefs, without awaiting an emotional push.
Having done so, one then often finds that one's actions actually generate that emotional push.
And that right there is perhaps our Saving Grace. I'm no Christian, but...
I believe that most Democrats want to do right by their fellow man.
And I believe that most Republicans want to do right by their fellow man.
Or as Frank ~ Paul Newman's character in that extraordinary movie, The Verdict, whence the above quote was quoted ~ might say, "I believe that there is Justice in our hearts."
What's done is done. It's a new year. It's time to put disgust and disappointment behind me.
I intend to apply my efforts, in my small way, on my small Site, towards Service To Others.
My lot is to try to elevate the conversation, to provide insight...to make people think.
Whether or not I succeed in doing so...will be entirely up to your Judgement.
I believe that there is Justice in our hearts.