I was born in 1969 and that number is a part of the address of my blog here. Age is just a number, right? So I feel I am from a classic era in time where a lot happened and the culture had an identity all its own. However I live in contemporary times and its my goal to relate to those who are finding their way in the world and experiencing growth in this time.
Classic and contemporary are two things that are evolving, changing, rolling with the time that is going by. As we go through life we see things becoming classic all the time and new things are becoming contemporary. Being both ancient and modern at the same time can be a challenge but one that is worth it as we seek to live in the here and now.
The Handmaid’s Tale is a story of cruelty, religious dogma and hate run amok by people who have taken scripture out of context and to promote ignorance of one gender to advance the cause of another. It is about the subjugation of women who are reduced to walking wombs to save the bacon of men who have done horrible things to the world. Today we seem to be inching closer to that reality by men who want to assert their dominance over people who are not like them. It is disturbing in every way possible. I wouldn’t want to live in such a world as Gilead. Tonight I’m wrapping up season two and its been a horrific ride.
Don’t worry, I am not going anywhere but some folks choose to walk away from blogging or other things they love for various reasons. Sometimes it’s the need to do something new or to have a fresh start. Trust me I understand that. But I encourage people to think hard about doing that.
Making connections with people from all over the world is one of the reasons I stay on WordPress.com and the fact they do the behind the scenes stuff.
Blogging is an exchange of ideas and the telling of one’s story in real time and I really like that part of the whole thing. Deleting your blog takes courage and it’s sad when someone does it. So as I always say keep on blogging about everything and anything that you see in life and that inspires you. Also keep it fun and enjoy the process.
Happy Left-Handers Day to my fellow southpaws out there. Just a reminder we are the only ones in our right minds. Lefties like me are special people!
There is an old saying blossom where you are planted and for many that advice has served them well. It has served me well in some cases. People like plants need air, soil, water and sunlight in a matter of speaking in order to grow. Sometimes people need transplanting to a bigger pot in order grow more but often staying put can benefit you and the community you live in. Many people have found family, friends and connection being where they are and if one can find that it’s a true blessing.
Blossom was also a TV show starring Mayim Bialik from 1991 to 1995.
If cynical people would just be supportive & build up instead of tear down the world would be awesome!