Something I have been learning to do is to shrink my world down to a more manageable size. We live in the communication age and vast amounts of data are now available to us. We are inundated with information 24/7, from our TV’s, the news, the internet, social media.
We also live in a world that teaches us to pursue things at a breakneck pace, education, a good job, acquiring lots of stuff. Then we are supposed to spend our free time keeping all our stuff clean and organized, our resumes updated, our taxes filed.
I live in community with a lot of need, much suffering, chaos, strife, a poor economy. It’s like that every where I suppose, it’s just the size of the area I live in makes it more intimate, more personal. When somebody dies, I probably knew them. There’s an emotional investment in most things that go…
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I did not watch President Obama’s State of the Union Address nor the rebuttals, mostly because I already live in the land of fairy tales and romance, roaming around in alternate plains of reality and believing in impossible things like unicorns that poo skittles and dance down rainbows.
I’m already keenly aware of the fact that everything is awesome, that the economy is booming and that we have created more jobs than any other Westernized country in all the history of the world. I look out my window and I see people availing themselves of all this new and exciting opportunity, like how to have a proper stay-cation, rather than being bothered by all those old and burdensome things we use to pursue, like packing and travel and actually having to leave your house.
I love the new found excitement of finding gas for less than two bucks a gallon…
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