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.
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