and I said at the beginning that it would be about nothing. But that “nothing” is as I see it. Through my own personal lens. Otherwise, this would be someone else’s blog. And it’s not. It’s mine.
When cancer came my way a couple of years ago,I noted it in the blog. Not because I was going to write a cancer blog but because it was a new lens for me to look through. That’s inevitable when something so powerful comes your way. It changes the way you look at things. Whether you want it to or not.
I’m also sure I said, somewhere along that line, that this would not be about politics. And it still isn’t. But the current political situation is bigger than I ever imagined and has added a new lens for me to look through. It’s that powerful. Just like cancer.
Early on, after the last election, I said I hoped that we could reason with each other about our political positions and reasons for voting as we did. Apparently, that was way too soon and way too naive. Sadly, I think it’s still too soon and too naive. Maybe it’s a never-gonna-happen-kinda thing.
But since it’s my blog, and no one else’s, I can say unequivocally that I am experiencing a divide that I never, ever imagined i would experience. It’s uncomfortable, possibly irrevocable and incredibly saddening.
There. I’ve said it. And since it is indeed my blog and no one else’s, I’m free to paraphrase Lesley Gore and add: “It’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to.”
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