A state of mind

Since 2016, The greatest portion of my thoughts have been clouded by a sense of impending danger.

One of the results of this is that I find myself, literally, hungry for good news. I suspect I’m not the only one who feels this way and so I am going to share some good news.

A number of years ago my youngest daughter, who I raised as a single parent, moved across the country. In her second year away my granddaughter was born. From the time she moved I have been able to see her and speak to her, and my granddaughter. I visit twice a year and in the months between we frequently FaceTime and share everything from new toys to bedtime stories. Today’s technology has allowed us to remain part of each other’s lives in a way that has never been possible until this decade.

I recently turned 70. The children are grown and I have retired. Being single, and living in an extremely rural area, I spent a great deal of my time alone. I can only imagine what people in my situation felt before cell phones, FaceTime, zoom, and all the other ways in which we are now connected, were possible.

Now let’s see how connected we can stay❤️

2 thoughts on “A state of mind

  1. I guess I’m a mere youngster at 66, but over the last 4 years I have become increasingly concerned and frustrated over the state of the world, getting older, finances, my looming retirement etc.
    Lately it’s mostly been focused on the problems in the world – Covid-19, US politics (my daughters live in Florida), crime and climate change.
    It seems like things are going from bad to worse. Maybe mankind doesn’t deserve this planet of ours. We are an evil species when you think about it.

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    1. I don’t think we are Intrinsically evil. There are many forces in our society bent on profiting from us without regard for their effect on the people that they profit from. The overall atmosphere of callousness and unethical behavior throws most of us into survival mode. We begin to try and find a comfortable and survivable way of life both financially and emotionally and not uncommonly go off the tracks into doing something that, were we clearheaded and clear hearted we would not do. I agree that things are more frightening at the current time than any time since the Bay of Pigs and the Kennedy murders. The behavior exhibited by many of our leaders today is terrifying and unfathomably destructive to our national unity and collective well-being.
      There yet remains great power in truth, and faith in the truth works where we are all connected at the root. Love heals And I believe that if we keep faith in it we will be all right. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and
      Write back.
      Warmly,
      Alexander

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