There is much to say but I have few words. So I will echo what I told a friend yesterday.
The more polarized the current political climate becomes the more I turn away.
I know how many would tell me I am wrong to step aside. Many would detest me for it, for not picking a side and raising voice and fists against the Others.
“Don’t you care?” they would ask. “This is important! Standing idly by is just as bad as joining the wrong side!”
I turn away. Step aside.
I refuse to step into the spinning attractions and get sucked into the
whirlpool of flashing lights
Not because I don’t care.
Not because of fear or cowardice.
I do care, perhaps too much.
But my place is not in the midst of flashing lights and angry voices.
My place is here.