Monday, November 5, 2012

It's been too long

It's been too long. I can't remember the last time I wrote on here... I don't know if you call it insomnia, I wouldn't know because I avoid doctors as much as possible haha.  But I was lying awake again last night thinking that you can spend your whole life preparing for something... I tend to be very conscious of my lack of qualifications when I have discussions with people.  There are people with law degrees and bio-ethics degrees and Ph'd's in this or that.  I have none of that, just a tendency to think too much that when added to a streak of perfectionism, you end up not saying anything at all, for fear of it not being the required last word.  Oh, but I do have a nudge on my heart to write, that's been there for a long time. So, with that in mind, I'll take my inspiration from St. Peter this morning, who's personal motto seems to have been (as my pastor aptly put it) that when you don't know what to say-say something. 

I was listening to the CBC this morning and comments relating to the upcoming American election, it was said and I'm paraphrasing, that there seems to be a lack of moderate conservatives or democrats.  I see the same thing happening in Canada, where we've kicked out the middle, where the right is going further right and the left is going further left.  Thank goodness voters seem to balance each other sometimes.  Over the years I've voted left and I've voted right, now I just find myself trying to find common ground, trying to understand issues better. Is that possible, to find middle ground in this current polarized political climate?  Am I a hopeless optimist, thinking people can talk about sensitive issues?  I don't know, but you've got to start somewhere.  I hope everyone's having a great day.  Happy Monday. 

"The writer's job is not to judge, but to understand."  Hemingway. 

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