Turn off the Din

I have no idea what to write about, so I’m just going to write myself free. I’ll do that by following my stream of consciousness that may not go anywhere. Although, I could write about US politics because that has me really agitated at the moment. I could write about how democracy could be thrown out the window this coming Tuesday if election-denying candidates win in the Senate and the House. This is not a small thing. It could be the end of the Great American Experiment.

Like a volcano exploding, there is nothing in my head but smoke and fire*

So writing about writing? What is there new to be said? Perhaps I need new glasses to see better, or hearing aids to better listen to what is going on around me. Or maybe I just need silence. But we don’t live in a vacuum. The past weeks (and months, even) have been a constant barrage of political doomsday messaging. It’s hard to be creative with all that noise filling my head.

But after Tuesday, 8th November, come what may, I will have silence. I will stop obsessively reading the news so my brain can shift into neutral. That’s when ideas will come to me; when I hear a voice telling me it’s time to pay attention to the world around me, a world far away from political intrigue. One that reflects what is really important – family, relationships, love, peace, and reconciliation.

And I will read books – good books – that spark my imagination and make my fingers itch to write something of my own. Because that’s how it works.

Those are my post-election resolutions.

*photo is from Wikicommons


  1. Good luck with that, Debbie.

    No, I mean it!

    I really hope you can get yourself to disengage – it’s just, the vote counting is still going on and everything still seems undecided. Urk!

    • Indeed. A week later the dust still hasn’t cleared completely, but the Senate has been saved and the House, although probably lost to the Democrats, will be a very narrow win for the republicans. At least almost all of trump’s maga candidates lost. And that is great.

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