Now that's a thought, you betcha. "I think; I think."
Had to leave in the midst of the last post. Our cat, Carmel, was found injured and needed a trip to the vet. He's been out of pocket for at least a day. He loves it outside so it is normal not to see him until evening. Then last night we had company so that could have kept him away... by bedtime we were both aware that he was AWOL.
Anyway, he's not seriously injured - just a couple of punctures from another cat and a very swollen/tender right fore leg. Treated, on an anti-biotic, and home already to rest.
Mango is already beginning to ask (politely) about why his door is locked, and is clearly wondering when his freedom will be restored. For now, it is just inquiry.
Wonder how long I can hold out.
Re: the earlier post - Principles, remember?
A whole bunch of it is just me.
I got really pissed a while ago when I noticed a vehicle named "Patriot".
Good Grief, I'm unhinged.
WE - US - us - the freaking people
(sorry...this is just gonna ramble...my brain is in revolt, or is revolting, or something...
It seems to me that the very bottom line to this, our culture - ours, American 21st Century - is the fact that we keep score in dollars. This is just a fact, as I understand it; the judgment comes later.
I know that there are many who feel otherwise for lots of different reasons.
We're two separate kinds of folks; I don't know if it is possible for us to EVER actually agree.
When we get into election years, though, weird behaviors get bigger and more flashy, and most people engage their brains in many creative ways while totally disconnecting from their own minds.
And all of these feelings about the human potential (and my own) impel me toward Obama. The article linked in the previous post goes to it. Obama marks, for me, a pivotal moment, a turning point. I sense a place where we all get to choose the Who that we are going to be as a nation, and how we will interact with the political and national entities elsewhere.
How we choose our leaders, now, is important because our choice will also influence our individual power to express ourselves freely, and to ask and answer some of those questions (in the other post).
This is the choice, as I see it - only - opinion; one I believe in.
Republicans - An Us & Them attitude. Most money in least hands in shortest times. They weigh in heavily on the side of fear. Very conservative, tend toward religious fundamentalism.
Democrats - Hope - for a different bottom line, for greater personal responsibility for the Whole as well as the parts.
If the Democrats don't "win". WhatEVER the hell that means, then I'm gonna be needing a sanctuary, some kind of non-denominational convent.
(I can't help it; I was a preacher in another life...)