Yes, I know I’ve not been blogging since January. In truth, it’s been a struggle coping with events, politics, school shootings, the shortsightedness of our professional politicians, the continued dismantling of social systems acquired through hard struggle since The Great Depression…bills passed by Congress to do “the right thing”, though at times, passage seemed dicey even when both sides of the aisle were working together to make society better for our citizens, and by inference, making life better for all countries.
So, how does “A Nuance in Time” come into play with the very somber opening state of mind I’ve painted in the opening paragraph. Perhaps my morning’s Haiku describes it best, particularly in view of the violence my country seems so invested in:
A nuance in time
Subtle moments in my mind
Opening New Worlds
These small moments of insight are what keep me going, lifts my spirits, allows me to envision a better future in spite of the systematic destruction of citizen’s rights, freedom of the press,
the right to free speech and the environment, the absolute insanity of gun rights over citizen’s safety and their right to have their children live in a world without fear of dying in our schools. That one day, this horrible phase our country, our world, is going through, will come to an end as sanity, reason, and logic once again prevails over darkness as we begin the restoration of those social systems, justice, inequality, deportation of those who came to America in good faith and rights eroded ruing this bleak period.
Each of these images are those small “Nuances in my mind” that allow me to cope, to see, that, even when everything seemingly is awry, there are moments of clarity that allow me to envision a better future.
Perhaps I’m being overly optimistic, that I could be viewing the world through rose-colored glasses instead of staring reality in the eye…perhaps, yet these “Nuances in Time” are what fuels me when I need to look reality in the eye when earlier this week, as part of our Tacoma group of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, we engaged our state Representatives and Senators at the local and national level that it is time to address gun control issues, that small steps are better than trying to “understand the big picture” before I vote on gun control (fill in the blank) measures (actual quote by one of my Republican state representatives).
If we all do our part to in reversing the madness, the sooner we can welcome sanity back into our collective world!