Our patience will achieve more than our force. ~ Edmund Burke 1729-1797
Ah, patience, the one virtue I still have not conquered. If that is what one does with virtues, and I actually have no idea what the other virtues are right now. All I know is that after years, many years, of spiritual study, I thought that I no longer would get as angry as I did about what happened here in the canyon and also about the way Newt Gingrich spoke to Juan Williams, a black man who works for the most conservative TV station in the US.
I would like to explain my statement on yesterday's post. Why I sort of lost it. I was not that upset about Newt's janitor comments, where he suggested that in poor, i.e., black neighborhoods, the kids should learn the value of work by cleaning the schools, after all the regular janitors, except one or two, were fired. So the mostly poor working grownups would be fired so that kids could learn the value of work! That was just so...... No, I got angry about the way he talked down to that conservative black man. Because I saw the pain. On that conservative black man's face. And I don't care for Juan Williams, but I do care for his pain. I really don't want any politics in my blog. But I just couldn't help myself, so I spoke out.
Enough of that! Thanks for your comments and concern. I lived here alone for five years while my husband worked in Los Angeles and I was never once afraid. Thanks to my German shepherd, my German shepherd mix, and my other dogs. Now my husband is here with me and that's just so great.
Samson says: So can I get a word in edgewise here or has my blog been overtaken by a fish, a duck, or another old lady? I mean I never heard of a fish to be 73!!
What else? Oh, Samson couldn't keep his New Year's resolution for very long. He was going to stop complaining, remember? Now he wants to know who this Fishducky person is. How come this fish or duck or person gets to post twice on Samson's blog without his permission!! And don't I think his mind is meandering too? Well, I guess I'm in trouble now and will have to work with Samson on a post.
Since I'm also waiting for some information from this Great Horned owl that I'm supposed to interview for a post here, maybe by next week this blog will be full of opinionated critters and their meandering minds.
Finally, I want to extend a welcome to my new followers. I had planned to visit and start to follow your blogs this morning. If I don't, it's because this rain came with a horrific windstorm that may slow down my satellite. I'm dependent on a satellite dish for my internet connection and it must be twisting in the wind because my computer is doing some weird things as I write this. I will see you soon, for sure.
hurray for the rains!!!ReplyDelete
and thanks for explaining more about your opinion on a racist candidate. i wasn't certain what that related to as i had not heard anything on the news...
You weren't the only one upset, Inger. A lot of stuff being said Out There is sooooo racist!ReplyDelete
Sorry about not explaining. I'm not used to being angry so I just typed away in a sort of fury, not really reading to see if what I said made any sense. Thanks for sticking with me through all this craziness.ReplyDelete
Tur att ni fått regn. Här börjar det komma snö ikväll, lovat 10 cm. Vi är glada dock att det inte varit så kallt och mycket snö som förra året.ReplyDelete
Saknar du snön?? Du kom från Stockholm eller hur? Stockholm brukar ju inte ha så mycket snö men förra året var det rejält där.
Kram från Sverige!
Beautiful look that nice dog.ReplyDelete
Inger, with some things I have yet to conquer patience as well...oh well! Glad you are getting much needed rain!ReplyDelete
Samson is such a beautiful creature. I am glad he's been there to love and protect you as no other can but a dog!
Dearest Samson--I apologize for not getting your permission before posting. Mea culpa. Mea massima culpa. Would you please tell Mommy it's all right to post ANY opinions she has--about ANYTHING!!ReplyDelete
Lindsjo Taxar: Vi far sno har, vi bor hogt i bergen, 4,000ft. Sa det ska snoa har men i ar got det inte det.ReplyDelete
Leovi and Tracy: Yes, he is a very sweet dog.
Fishducky: It has become a habit of mine to keep my opinions, and not only my political opinions, to myself, unless I get angry, which I rarely do, or if it has to do with an animal in distress. I don't know why this is. I'm certainly not shy and I risked both jobs and even my health by voicing my opinions in my younger years. Maybe I just want peace now. Samson is out to get you, I think. He's complaining lots.
Go back to the beauty that nature gives you and take a deep breath...:)JPReplyDelete
Gracie says, 'Oh Samson, you handsome devil you! Fabulous closeu=up!!'ReplyDelete
Gracie is in love and she says she is sorry if her complaining has rubbed off on the beautiful Samson...
Inger, so good to hear Americans say they disagree with what is being said by most of the GOP candidates. THERE IS HOPE on the horizon! Nuff said....ReplyDelete
You're not being crazy. You have a thirst for justice and you are protesting racism. That gives you an A+ in my life. You have so many interests and so many passions and so many dreams for our country. That is why you are such an interesting and delightful person.
Be gracious to yourself. And thank you for reminding all of us that if we do not speak out we cannot object when bad things happen.
I don't dare discuss anything related to politics on my blog as I'm not sure I could keep my language clean. :)ReplyDelete
Perhaps Samson needs one day a week to have the blog all to himself? Have a great evening, Inger.
Thanks for all your support and you are right, we need to speak out when things get as bad as they seem to be getting here. I'm so glad you guys are my friends.ReplyDelete
Samson is sooooo beautiful -- unlike Newt the newt. I didn't know what Newt had done, but I knew it had to be something stupid. I've heard many people say, If so and so is elected president, then I'm moving to Canada. Well, I'm going to make a similar statement. If Newt the newt is elected president, I'm going to another country, but I'm not sure which one.ReplyDelete
It's hard to not get upset about some of the things the politicians say and do--I'm right there with you!!ReplyDelete
But I'm glad you got some rain, and I'm looking forward to your interview!
Enjoy your weekend!
Inger, I agree with you. Our leaders should be fine human beings. I fear for our country.ReplyDelete
Hi Inger .. good to have the rain - and much better to think about the land .. than the political backchat - it irritates - but I let it wash off me .. and thankgoodness I'm not in that industry.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the new green that will be coming .. cheers for now - Hilary
Glad to hear you are getting some rain! Always welcome here. Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete