Wow…what a week right? I feel like I haven’t slept, I am running on caffeine, and I just want to sleep until next year. I’m not going to go too much into politics but to say; I will be glad when it is all over. I hope and pray that once it is, our country can come together, stop being so divisive, and do what is necessary for the betterment of democracy and “We the people…(ALL PEOPLE).” Yes, we all have different points of views, we all have our own way of thinking, and I can agree to disagree. I am a tolerant person. However, I stand against racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, and the idea that someone is superior to another human being…I hope you do too.
I know that everyone is not going to come together and start love-fest 2021, but haven’t we been through enough in 2020? We all need to sit back and breathe. Find a place that makes us happy and go there. I know for one, I have had enough disappoint and heartache this year to last a lifetime, and the direction we are heading can only lead to one thing – destruction. I may be whistling into the wind here, but this has to be said. We put so much energy into hate, when that same energy that we use for hate could be used for the good of human kind. Did you know that just today, almost another 500 people died from Covid? While we were glued to our televisions and worrying about election numbers, we hit record numbers of daily Covid cases for several days in a row. 240,000 people will be missing from Thanksgiving and Christmas tables this year, and more hospitalizations and deaths are expected to rise throughout the end of the year. To be blunt, that is some depressing shit.
I think it is time we store our crap and get to the root of what really matters – getting back to some sense of normalcy. People actually seemed to be normal for a while at the beginning of quarantine. People were kind, considerate, and respecting their neighbors…those were the good old times of 2020. We need to have more community, more conversations, be more open. We can disagree, but hate has no place in a disagreement. Hate for someone’s race, gender identification, ethnic background, or political affiliation. I am a mother of two children, I just want my children to be able to live in a world where we don’t cry foul about our democratic process, I want them to know that we should not spew hate because the person we voted for lost or won, and I want them to realize that people threatening civil war in our city streets is not acceptable. The democratic process of voting has been happening for almost 250 years, we’ve accepted the wins and losses this entire time, so let the counting continue until every vote is counted, and if need be – let the courts handle what needs to be sorted.
Ok, enough of politics. I said I wasn’t going there, but I guess I had to say it. We live in uncomfortable, uncertain, chaotic times. I want to be able to feel a little more at ease about the state of our union. I want there to be peace and a willingness to work with each other when we do have differences. We have lost our way as humans. We forgot about basic human decency. We find it easier to scream into each others faces, berate one another online, and spew hate and vitriol. That is HISTORY, and although history may repeat itself; we have an opportunity to be on the right side of it. The side that respects one another, the side that is empathetic, the side that says we will not stand for hate and all it brings. I read a quote: “Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it. You have to expose who you are so that you can determine what you need to become.”― Cynthia A. Patterson Do you like who you see in the mirror, or is it time for change? I am tired. I am willing to reach out my hand to anyone, but it is up to the individual to take it, or slap it away. What has become of us? I want to BREATHE, we ALL want to BREATHE. Let all the BS go, and let’s all collectively…BREATHE.