There is an epic tug of war being waged everywhere I look. While I’ve not been as aware, politically or otherwise as I may be today, I’m still left speechless at the changes occurring here in the U.S. and across the globe.
We won’t know what this means for quite some time. In the short term though, we can readily see the effects. And even then the state of flux of everything is awe inspiring. In a good way. Certainly there are awful things occurring but those very things are being viewed in an increasingly brighter and more critically focused light. Not a single corner of our collective social consciousness remains unilluminated. Never in all the history of mankind has there been such a close examination of who we are or what we are capable of. Both good and bad.
I can’t help but see a great deal of promise in this. A lot of hope. At the same time though, my consciousness has been jerked fifty ways from Sunday leaving my emotions in tattered disarray. I know we’re going to get through this. Maybe not soon. Or even in my lifetime. But we will. I’d rest a whole lot easier though if in the meantime we could avoid this inexplicable cosmic necessity of putting our hand in the flame to see if it’s hot.