It’s been a while since I’ve added anything here.
In the first draft of this post, I wrote that off to not feeling like I’ve had much to write.
Truth is, though, I’ve actually done a lot of writing over the past few months. Some of that has been for publications in print and on line, yes, but most of it has been in discussions on Facebook.
Sometimes those discussions went on for quite a while.
Sometimes, they got a bit ugly.
There is at least one house I don’t expect to be invited back to. The good thing is, it’s a house I’d now be very uncomfortable visiting.
I’ve come to accept that, when ugly truths are loudly exposed, things can get ugly.
And I’ve come to accept that that can be okay. Civility isn’t the same as capitulation.
So it’s not that I haven’t written.
No, I think I haven’t written here because I haven’t felt much hope. And the kind of stuff I tend to write about here is about sharing positive stuff — primarily arts and games — and I haven’t felt much positivity lately.
That, in part, is because of what those Facebook discussions revealed about some people I know.
And, you know, nearly everything else that’s going on right now.
So why am I writing here today?
Because, today, I feel a little more hope.
It’s nice to feel that again, even if it’s just a taste.
I hope you are feeling the same.
And I hope it’s just an appetizer for the meal to come.
Lou – you have been busy and as always, doing your best to provide a saner, more intelligent conversation around topics and situations that can be decisive and tricky. Thank you for being a voice of reason and hope. I am feeling a bit more hopeful today as well.