For going on two weeks, I have been in an argument I did not want to be in. It was an argument I successfully avoided last year, and thought was behind me. It resurfaced a few weeks ago, thanks to kind friends who thought I’d been “done wrong.” But the result is that I seem to be back in the middle of an argument I had tried desperately to avoid in the first place!
Is that any way to start a week?
Wow! I know it sounds old to say, “They just don’t make ’em like that anymore,” but do they? Does anyone these days come close to Sid Caesar or Nanette Fabray? (That’s not a rhetorical question, btw. Please tell me who you think qualifies, and I will go rent every one of their movies tonight!)
But wow again – the two of them simply nailed it! Arguments are pure drama. Taking on a life of their own, arguments are what happen when we let hurt and ego and fear take control. Adrenaline flowing from every pore, we “take positions.” Love flies out the window. Compassion and possibility, be gone! I’M MAD!!!!!
It’s no different when we take sides in our communities. The future that is possible if we all work together – all those possibilities fly out the window like the stray hair discovered on a husband’s collar.
Watching Sid Caesar and Nanette Fabray, I know just what I need to do to end the silliness of the argument I have found myself stuck in. Is there an argument they might help you out of as well? Because none of us has time for such silliness – we have a future to create!
Have a great Monday and a great week, all!
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