Nine years later I’m pleased to note that I’m free to hang my flags, free to speak, free to listen to, watch, and read what I like. Pretty much the only thing I have to endure are rude comments trying to belittle my mindset and those like me. Fine.
It works both ways; but I refrain from the demeaning comments to those opposing me. Rather, I am interested to try to understand that thinking that is different than mine. Sometimes I understand.
Sometimes Most times I’m exasperated and really can’t bother. Arguing is not my bag unless I can do it in a few words. If not, I prefer to be out in the garden – alone with my thoughts. That’s pretty much why I haven’t posted anything here for quite some time.
I take solace in knowing that my ideas and values are not so outrageous. There are many, many more that join me. This is validating. This is encouraging. I know that being in a herd isn’t always a good thing. But right now I believe many of us feel so strongly about some issues that we are not being silent as usual.
I’m pleased to note that I’m free to hang my flags and all the other benefits enjoyed in America.