The Small Things

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4 Responses

  1. jenny_o says:

    You have done such a good job (again) of explaining what is in my head also. And how to combat it. Maybe there are lots of us out there, or in here, or wherever it is we all go. We are the quiet ones, the get-along ones, the polite ones, the ones who can see all sides, the ones who don’t have the quick retort and would feel like we were bad people anyway if we used it. There are too many people out there who do not recognize their own limitations when it comes to thinking and informed opinions, but have no problem stating their minds, such as they are, and sharing them frequently with anyone and everyone. There are too many who think they have all the answers and refuse to listen to anyone else. It makes it nearly impossible to engage in an intelligent conversation with them. I hear you. I hear you. And now I need to go for a walk!

  2. karl says:

    you are such a good writer. we probably agree on everything. why are you not famous?

  3. alexandra says:

    I”m a screamer. My mental voice has grown hoarse, but this respite, and peace you provide for me on my internet space is the replenishing spring I need to remind me to drink in. We need to drink in. (thank you, lovely friend. I adore you. I love knowing you. I am blessed to know you. xoxoxo)

  4. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    Yeah, I find I need to cushion myself from these foul, divisive things. It’s easy to get sucked in to the hate and discord, but I’m old and tired and cynical. I back up, get my bearings, and like you, try to do the good preventative work of encouraging healthy discourse and dialogue in my classroom and among my family. Perspective. Respect. Knowledge. That keeps most of us from slipping down those dangerous paths of division and hatred.
    Good work, Jocelyn.

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