This one is good!
And speaking of taking responsibility for your actions – here’s an email I got from someone (who shall remain nameless because they aren’t worth naming):
“oh, btw, i checked out your blog for the first time. oh man. maybe it is better if we dont chat until after the election–seriously. or at least make sure that topic is not even brushed upon”
Dear email sender: Can you say “closeminded” ? I knew that you could. “Controlling” might also be a word prominent in your dictionary but let us not go into that.
I am not my politics.
Hell, until a few months ago, I wasn’t involved in it at all other than thinking Bush is a dope. So, even though I post things I think about here, they are not the sum total of my being. I respect everyone’s right to make up their own mind regarding the things they truly believe in.
Because you believe something I don’t doesn’t mean I cannot:
a. respect you
b. hang out with you
If you are disappointed by my political beliefs, well, that’s your prerogative. If it precludes you from being my friend, again, your choice. Those are things I can neither control nor do I even want to. All I can do is be who I am (woo-woo, semi political, snarky, loving and goofy) and keep moving forward as I see fit.
And to my dear email sender – I wish you blessings on your path. I hear Archangel Michael is extra good at opening minds and hearts. Look into it, whydontcha?