Entry title refers to may return to personal writing that does not necessarily discuss the political Jibber -- Jabber that passes for civic discourse.
I've begun to return to some work on family history, stories, and the fact of my tons of pictures is helping me remember in a kinder way. Not everything from the past is "glorious" nor is it all a "nightmare." Pictures reveal my beloved Aunts, Uncles, and even a young version of my Dad--Papi and Mom, Mami--when their lives were still in front of them. All my warm feelings return but my longing for those feelings tells me a lot of what I'd missed when I was younger.
I was born in the mid 40s and this means that my upbringing was influenced by a brand of Victorian precepts. Yet as a friend told me not too long ago, I'm a radical or daring person. I don't consider myself joyfully engaged in adventures,but I do take chances which sometimes lead to personal growth in the ways humans are to grow, even if those people are older and physically shrinking like me. We should learn something each day. Old age would not become a burden if we can keep our minds and spirits continually learning new things and finding our spiritual center so we can enjoy being alive.
My best quality is openness to new ideas and flexibility. Getting older requires that people be sufficiently flexible to keep on going in a world of constant Changes..
Of course, some changes are not necessarily "new" situations. In the political swipes and we have prime examples of this era's dysfunction. Long ago while in my 20s, we had issues presidential and congressional sniping at to get some measure of leverage on the White House or on members of college.
Let us see what the outcomes of the coming elections hold for us.