Sunday, December 31, 2006
Happy New Year
Everyone be safe and sound tonight in your New Year's Eve celebrations. I've always thought of New Year's Eve as "amateur night" - and still, tonight I'm off to a party with fellow members of AA, and plan to be home and off the street before midnight. Tomorrow night I will leave on a much needed vacation - a real one, not a working one (well, I do have to do two hotel inspections, which is not bad at all) - to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. I feel lucky, and grateful. The heat and relaxation will be good, the lack of stress will be good, and since I'm going with a good friend, I won't be able to focus on my diagnosis.
Meanwhile, the world continues to be insane. Bombs go off in Bangkok; I was there just a month ago. Hussein is now dead, and violence in Iraq continues (what a surprise THAT is, huh? Did Bush really think that this would solve his problems?)
What are our choices, really? Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by the insanity of everything going on in the world that I can't even face it. Other times I feel empowered. After the new Congress gets to work, will there be impeachment? Censure? Will we move forward? Will there be peace in our lifetime? Or has Bush really pushed us all to the edge?
My heart tells me we will come back to sanity, but things will worsen before they improve. There is so much hatred in the world right now, and we need a voice of sanity who will appeal to a broad spectrum of people, to quiet this dis-ease. Who will this be? Who is the Buddha among us?
Happy New Year.
Betty Cracker has a great idea. She's going to March on the Pentagon March 17th. Strength in numbers.