Wars, mass shootings, fiscal cliffs, sequestration, stupendously stupid reality television, increased taxes, Wall Street shenanigans, the death of civility, Members of Congress driving drunk and generally behaving badly, gerrymandering, and lunatics going postal on Piers Morgan, are just a snippet of today’s news, and what I gleaned in a mere 20 minutes. And that was my mistake, considering all I wanted to see was Jeopardy.
With my crafts packed safely and secretly away, I have little to do other than continue painting walls and reading. I did have my first long day at the food bank, and it was an eye opener. The number of senior citizens, regular gentle folks and mostly women, should be the news but I doubt anyone will be reporting on this. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my community, but I would not be honest if I didn’t admit to being unnerved by the length of the line in this small town. I was told this was the largest head count ever.
Times are so crazy now. I moved from the Capital of Weird, to find some semblance of sanity, but I think I underestimated the scope of how strange the world has become. The stressors are everywhere, and I thank heaven that I can fill my thoughts and dreams of better things. My books, friends, painting, rug hooking, and the idea that someday soon I will find the boxes in my basement that contain my craft supplies, is what keeps me sane. I know people who don’t craft, or read, or do much other than watch television, and I can’t imagine how they cope with it. How many television murders can you watch in one lifetime? Apparently there is no limit.
For those of us who read and write blogs, how lucky are we? Very lucky, I would say. There’s so much to do besides focus on the bad and bizarre, though occasionally I need to nod to how it’s all gone so crazy, and hope for better times in the future. Like now.