I have no idea WTF is going on.
The world feels so chaotic right now.
I believe we are living in unprecedented times. It’s a clash of human tribes, with constant travel across nation states making our boundaries bleed. Mobile phones and social media give us constant connection to one another. Our economies are intermingled and dependent. Isolationism is just not possible. I think we’re ramping up for a worldview conflict. I don’t know what that will look like.
Meanwhile, cover your mouths when you cough, sneeze, and don’t touch your eyes because coronavirus is in California.
From what we know of human history, this level of interconnectedness has never happened before. (Unless there was that advanced civilization, wiped out by a cataclysmic event over 15,000 years ago, but I digress.)
I’m not an alarmist. I choose hope and love over fear. I just feel something rumbling, changing, evolving. I have no control. None of us really do. We like to pretend we do. But we’re finite creatures on a planet circling the sun in an unfathomable universe.
All we can do is watch and see. Do our part. The election of Donald Trump taught us anything can happen. There are too many moving parts to even pretend we can predict what will. Bernie might win the primary and be the next President. Or maybe not. Maybe Trump will get reelected. Maybe Warren. The market is correcting. Should I buy or wait a while longer? Is it done crashing?
Who knows what’s coming next.
Honestly it’s better we don’t know because we probably wouldn’t want to live if we did. Maybe the unknown future is a gift.
Mostly, I miss Michelle Obama. I want the Obama’s back. They made me feel like everything was going to be okay.
So we are here, witnessing evolution.
Deep inside me lives the DNA of an early, barely upright homosapien, viewing the world with suspicion and alarm. Eyes wide.
Modern me has a car dismantled at Peoria Nissan. Early ballot sent. Family safe & healthy, but worried about flu & Coronavirus,maybe thinking about a Costco run to stock up on supplies.
What I do know is that when I look up, I still see the sky. The sun is still warm on my face. My heart beats and my legs walk. This moment is where I am, with everything that matters.
If you’re feeling anxious, you’re not alone. Just remember we are mystery, all is mystery, and no matter how scary it feels, there is always hope and love. Love is always possible, no matter what.