Saturday, March 07, 2009

A new Approach

Here's my new approach. I'm old enough to have lived through any number of international messes and to be honest with you, during the 50's when the Korean War was ongoing I went to school and came home and played jump rope and dodge ball and hop scotch and I don't recall my parents or aunts and uncles ever expressing dire thoughts about our future. I lived through the under your desks drills in school when the bomb, you know which bomb, "the BOMB" was an issue and to their credit, the teachers never left any of us with a traumatic over the top panic about dying feeling at all. Vietnam came and went and except for my fury over the Jane Fonda's and John Kerry's of the world, and of course the loss of many of my peers, I can't say that I was deeply marked. Now, with the doom and gloom crashing all around us, deliberately so I believe, I am retreating into the world of my youth and will watch from a distance. Best I can do.

1 comment:

Joyful Days said...

I keep hearing the words of an REM song--"It's the End of the World as We Know It" over and over in my head. I'm trying to keep "normal" for my children, but it's hard.

About two years ago, I commented that the US would implode sooner or later. No country/government goes on forever. I had hoped that I wouldn't be around to see it, though!!

Alternating between ostrich (head in sand)/terrified/and finally remembering that this isn't news to God.

Just praying for strength.