167. Election Day

Anyone who is going to live on the Earth more than a couple of years should care, a lot. And the lack of rights for all people, basic respect and care, housing, food, medical coverage, breaks my heart. How did we get here?

How did we get here?  As a nation, as an individual, I wonder how this is my world.  I ponder which direction the country will turn.  I actually attempt to ignore the fact that I feel unsafe.  I feel like my family is not safe.

Directly, my security is wrapped up in things like Universal Health Care, U.S. Disability, and Death with Dignity.  The people around me rely on the planet continuing to exist, so we physically require some sort of move toward preservation.  Anyone who is going to live on the Earth more than a couple of years should care, a lot.  And the lack of rights for all people, basic respect and care, housing, food, medical coverage, breaks my heart.  How did we get here?

Political battles.  Ethical battles.  Moral battles.  Did you see Rosanna’s baby? Indrayani’s baby?  How can you look into their faces and fight one another?  Isn’t there enough incentive in your kids, in your grandkids, in your great grandchildren to quiet the egoic mind and work toward a unified goal?  I feel a loss of dreams and goals, tears streaming down my face, a loss of hope.

No winners, all losers.  Regardless of outcome, there is so much work to be done.  Decades and decades of effort and love.  One moment at a time, one action at a time, one tiny step after another, working to build what should have been from the start.  How did we get here?

Author: Michele Plumb Stowell

Michele Stowell was a teacher, a hand holder, and encouraging voice. Born an early Gen Xer, she has lived in Western Washington for the duration. Her children, two spectacular genetic daughters and an uncountable number of marvelous scout and school sons and daughters, shine as her biggest impact and her greatest blessing. Just before her 54th birthday, Michele was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Her writing and art work are expressions of the drama and the joy of living earth bound. On October 24, 2021, Michele was released from her physical body, transported to continue her work on other realms.

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