“It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive.
There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.”
“They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same,
but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now”
Edna St. Vincent Millay
(The Andy Griffith Show / circa 1960)
Today just seems like a day when I dread turning on the television, dread the landline’s incessant ringing,
dread the cell phone’s constant alerts….
Today is a day to turn it off—- turn it all totally off!
Is it any wonder I would opt to watch something simple.
Something that came from a seemingly more innocent time?
Did you know that on this latest runoff election in Georgia that, between all four candidates,
almost $1 billion dollars was spent on the collective campaigns?
Let that sink in…
The local Atlanta news outlets reported that the candidates spent well over $800 million between their campaigns
…closing in one 1 billion dollars.
Oh pray tell…. what could 1 billion dollars do for those in need in
this aching Nation of ours??
And the looming question that will never be answered, where might that near 1 billion
dollars have come from???
And so the landlines have rung constantly, the billboards have lit up the night sky,
people have knocked on doors, flyers have arrived daily in the mail,
alerts have popped up on phones, commercials have run at an olympic clip…
Waste, waste, waste…
And thus in this small microcosm of Georgia, it appears that we are swirling down the toilet.
And now fast forward to yesterday’s protest in Washington…
And thus my obersvations have been confirmed.
Conservative Trumpers protest and it’s declared a calamity.
Protests and riots continue, unending, in both Portland and Seattle.
George Floyd and Breanna Taylor protests were violent, riotous, destructive..
yet they are declared as attempts at expression.
I am sick and tired of the double standards.
I am sick and tired of all this mess.
But that won’t matter to the masses of the selfish.
I long for that which is not of this world.
And I somehow think I’m probably not alone in that longing…
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you;
and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you a heart of flesh.