Happy Waldorf Wednesday!
As I wrote earlier this week, I’m unplugging this week. It is amazing how much I can get done when I close my laptop. We’ve been painting and sewing and dying and baking and having a great time.
I’ve also needed to unplug because I, like many people, having a very hard time processing the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I’m also having a very difficult time dealing with all the talking heads, the theories, the propaganda. I just don’t understand it. What happened was heartbreaking. Our hearts, as a nation, should be breaking. How is there possibly room for all this other stuff? Can we not just take a little bit of time to be sad before we start mounting campaigns?
When I was senior in high school, my stepmother was killed by a drunk driver four days before Christmas. While not in the scope of what happened in Connecticut, it was tragic to me. I’ve been thinking a lot about that time in my life, as I often do this time of year, and I remember that in the beginning—maybe even in the first few months—I didn’t really care about her killer. My heart was just so full of sorrow, missing her. I am trying to leave room for the idea that my perspective and my way of mourning might be different from others, but still… difficult. I wish we could all take time to cry.
I’m going to pop this online tonight (Tuesday). I don’t know if we’ll have a big response this week because of Christmas, but I’d love to know what you’re doing this last week before Christmas.
Assuming the Mayans were wrong , I’ll see you next week. Can’t wait to hear about your celebrations!
Blessings on you and yours.
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