Tuesday, September 09, 2008

my politics

It's everywhere, it's ubiquitous, it's larger than life...
it's the political opinion.

Every website, newspaper, magazine and commentary and commercials and billboards -- it's all political opinion. Opinion. You're blogging about. You have an opinion. Your opinion is right.

I stayed in tune with it for a short time. I began to watch the conventions, I got caught up in The Times, I was reading what you had to say on your blogs -- until I noticed...
I stopped, I became still, I became aware.
All of this political bombardment was actually causing physiological changes within me. These translated into something akin to anxiety. It didn't seem to matter whether I agreed with the opinion or not.

It didn't feel good.

Then I remembered ...choice.
I can choose my candidate, and leave you to choose yours.
I can also choose to avoid the deluge.
I can choose to feel good.

And so I choose to abstain.

So dear, dear friends - if your talking around the water cooler, I may quietly slip out of the room. If you are blogging about your politics, for which you are right and have every right to do, I won't be reading or commenting.

It doesn't mean I don't love you. It doesn't mean I won't drink water at work or that I won't check blogs to read about your latest home improvement fiasco, or how your dog has the sniffles.

I simply choose to find calm.

peace good friends

10 comments:

maxine said...

Brava!!

Val said...

Enjoy your peace. I rarely post politico (though I did a few days ago!), so I'll look forward to stopping by! :)

Zoe said...

I'll second that.

Syd said...

Fuckin A! The voice of reason.

Meaner Dog said...

Very wise. Why can't I be that way?

the only daughter said...

Just saying no, huh? Coool.

eb said...

Fiasco?!

SassyFemme said...

Reason number 5,037 why I adore you!

clammy said...

Ahhhh.. America. Freedom to Choose. Yea.

LostInCO said...

it is very easy to get caught up...