I don’t feel like writing today, and I’ll tell you why.
Truly, I don’t give a lot of weight to the Institution of the Horoscope. I read it every day, sure. But it is mostly out of habit. I used to read our Horoscopes every day to my Mom, when she lived at the Nursing Center. And since her passing, I have kept it up. Just mine. Not hers. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t need it anymore.
But, I woke up this morning on edge. Down. A little ticked off. Irritated. I went to bed last night with the realization that the headlines were absolutely abhorrent. And by this morning, after 3.5 hours sleep, I found that nothing had changed.
For instance. It seems like there is no making sense of this world we live in. Not one little bit. Russia is hacking America, taking over our Republic little by little, and 45% of the Americans don’t care.
Back to my Horoscope. It said, and I quote:
- You might feel unusually restless or assertive today. Your mind is sharp, and your energy is high.
- Just watch your stubborn streak. If someone gets in your way, it’s all too easy to snap at them in sudden irritation.
- You may even be feeling annoyed and testy.
Well. There may be something to these Horoscopes after all.
The headlines are unending. Republican candidates are loving their Bigfoot Porn. Every day, 318 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention. Anyone now, can be printing 3-D Guns at will. People are being harassed for their ethnicity, their sexuality, or their politics. Our National Parks are in danger of being bulldozed. Endangered species are losing their protection. Some new cultish group called QAnon is showing up at Trump Rallies. They believe enemies are waging war against the “deep state” that threatens the Trump presidency. Fires are burning down California.
Soon we will all have to learn Russian as our primary language. And there is currently a movement to equip Voting Booths with tanning bed lightbulbs, for the Orangification of America.
What is happening here in our country is unreal to me. In my estimation, it has never been this bad. So many people have become rude, callous, abusive, and mean, simply because someone else is suggesting a different way, or a new idea.
The rich are getting richer. The poor, poorer.
The mean are getting meaner.
And being compassionate feels a little futile right now.
Today, I feel like I have lost my faith in the hope that…
caring about one another will win.
Yep. Today’s Horoscope was right on. I just hope tomorrow’s is better.
“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.”
― Albert Einstein
“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”
― Horace Mann
“Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.”
― Shannon L. Alder