Dang the doom-scrolling; the reality of today is that ingesting nothing but negativity will manifest itself the same way. Every. Single. Time.
The collective end of most conversations finds us still wondering if the particiants agreed with our wonderful insight as we all walk away. Pro-tip: they don’t. And that’s okay, kid. Pleasing others certainly is something to strive for, but it’s not the entire job description.
I dont write on the Interweb in order to win friends and influence people. I do it because words can be more fun than any other medium.
Twenty (give or take a few) words divided by simple commas, periods, quotations, or my weapon of choice—the em-dash—can inject joy into an otherwise video-centric world. Manually rewinding, pausing, and moving forward are more easily done with the eyes and your mind than repeatedly clicking on the back of a mouse like it just stole the cheese.
Re-reading takes no effort, just a slight shift of your eyeballs. That is sweet.
Thanks for the positive notes and messages, and the negative stuff too. The posts over the last couple of days were like perpetual motion machines for commentary from all different camps.
Yup, there were some arguments. Some of them ended up in privately sent messages. I cannot engage in that. I write what I write, I say what I say. You should too. There were some ugly engagements in the comments. I say, police yourselves, and you do it well.
What you find is that when a post is widely shared it brings people to the page that don’t commonly stop by. Some want to fight because they don’t have many other places to vent. I understand. I don’t delete people unless they get mean, and some did.
FYI-I haven’t been called a swine on my own writing page for weeks. So nice.
In the end, we all move on when we realize it’s close to supper and we then thaw something out from the freezer because it’s time to get back to life, back to reality. That is when we center with those we choose to call friends.
Life is short, make it sweet.
Some Old Dominion in case you want to lighten your mood and stop the scroll that keeps making you mad https://youtu.be/CJ9L4PewTuY
I’m piling the pup into the questionable green glider and driving to camp to check on wind-blown trees. Trees never make me sad, even when they have fallen and can’t get up. Ellie will sniff for things that—up to now—have remained unsniffed. That’s all she really needs in her newsfeed. We could learn a lot from a dog.
Thanks for you support for my book #thedetectiveinthedooryard and for the positive wishes for the next one (due in July). It boosts up the mope that writes here.