longing…

“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.”

George Eliot

“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!

Protests
Riots
Double standards
Elections
Division
Civil unrest

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???
I wonder….

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.

Ezekiel 36:26

36 comments on “longing…

  1. I couldn’t agree more…

  2. Tricia says:

    Well said Julie. It is a dark day for our nation.

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    A longing indeed…I’m not putting my head in the sand. But watching “Little House on the Prairie” and other older shows I enjoy is my escape from reality. And of course, prayer and reading from the truth. What a sad and surreal time.

  4. Sue Cass says:

    You are not alone in being sick and tired, turning the T.V. off and longing for “not of this world.” It’s a black day in America when evil rules. Come Lord Jesus come.

  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    I don’t watch main stream media. From those on Parley and Twitter I trust, antifa caused the problem in Washington.

  6. bcparkison says:

    Keep the faith…It’s not over.

  7. Wyldkat says:

    “I am sick and tired of all this mess.”

    As am I. I turned off the morning news after hearing them talk about “deadly riot” and how the police response was an example of a double standard. *sigh*

    I’m staying off most Social Media for the next few days; only skimming my blog feed for posts that don’t send off a “political” feel.

  8. atimetoshare.me says:

    Every one needs a very long time out!

  9. atimetoshare.me says:

    PS: I love the Andy Griffith show and still watch it when it’s on. Life has become way too complicated.

  10. “Do wah diddy, diddy, dum diddy do” -Manfred Mann

  11. longing…

    On Thursday, January 7, 2021, cookiecrumbstoliveby wrote:

    > Julie (aka Cookie) posted: ““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.” George Eliot “They say > when you are missing someone that they are probably f” >

  12. SLIMJIM says:

    This capture what’s wrong with America: “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.”
    The double standards…I’m so tired

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