Our prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sky’s the limit.” Write about something that has or seems to have no end. Enjoy!
Doesn’t everything have an end? Or maybe nothing has an end, it’s just transformed. There’s a law in physics that goes like, matter/energy can not be created or destroyed. That has stuck with me ever since I heard it in high school. This law suggests something about life after death. Our spirits have no end, in my belief, they may transform in the type of energy that goes on while our bodies decompose. Isn’t that cheerful?
Possibilities never end. Choices never end. There will always be choices for somebody, some being, even if the choices are made by amoebas or angels. Some organism or entity will exist in some form. But this is a bit esoteric. No, that’s not the word. But I do like how it sounds. Abstract maybe. Let’s move on.
“Infinite possibilities” is something that caught my attention in the following video offered by North Carolina representative Graig Meyer in responding to the attack on the capitol. I watched it Friday morning and was impressed by his sense of hope in how to respond to the craziness. I suppose if I watched it again to comment further, that would cross the line on minimum planning. If you’re interested in the question of how to respond and healing, you could visit my post from yesterday as well.
One of the main things I’m feeling right now is frustration at people who reinforce the divide. I have to look at myself though and notice if I ever do this. The goal is to bridge the divide. Don’t pour fuel on the fire. Put water on the fire. Water seems to have no end when you’re standing at the edge of the ocean, but you know what? Water is finite. Use it wisely. We need to use our words wisely. With all the infinite possibilities of word combinations, we need words of hope, peace, and cooperation.
PS. Okay, I went back and watched the video again after I finished writing this post, and I recognize he’s addressing North Carolina democrats directly. If you’re not a NC Dem, I hope you can overlook that part and glean something good from his message. I don’t think we need to get everybody to agree, we need to learn to disagree with respect, compromise, and find common ground.
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January 9, 2021 at 3:05 am
January 9, 2021 at 10:11 am
Thanks, Marge! Glad you like it!
January 9, 2021 at 4:22 am
Excellent post. I do hope Graig Meyer’s hope can prevail
January 9, 2021 at 10:28 am
Thank you very much, Derrick. I hope so, too.
January 9, 2021 at 9:35 am
I agree JoAnna. The people in this country have to find a way to start communicating respectfully and peacefully – not to change each others minds, but to find common ground and a way that we can all live together without vile words and actions.
January 9, 2021 at 10:50 am
Thank you, Mary. We have a long way to go, but changing how we talk to each other and about each other is something within each persons ability to change.
January 9, 2021 at 12:56 pm
An excellent post that speaks to our present moment. Our words do have consequence. But our actions speak even louder, as they did on Wednesday in our state capitol.
January 9, 2021 at 8:50 pm
Thank you, Rosaliene. We do need to consider carefully the possible consequences of our actions as well as our words.
January 9, 2021 at 5:47 pm
It’s like balancing on a tightrope…trying to not contribute to the divide, yet still stand up for what you believe in. Though it seems like lately, standing up for what you believe in IS what causes the divide. I canceled my cable, so I don’t watch the news anymore. It helps!
January 9, 2021 at 9:04 pm
Yes, balance is not always easy. Good for you for simplifying your TV viewing. It’s about time for me to take a step back.
January 9, 2021 at 5:49 pm
❤ no ending, transformation … I believe that to be true. Thanks for your respectful post. I agree 110%.
January 9, 2021 at 9:05 pm
Thanks, Jill. It’s my goal to be respectful. Sometimes I slip up a little.