These are difficult times, indeed. And you, apparently, are very afraid.
I don’t understand this fear, but I respect your right to look at what you see, and then to conclude that you have reasons to live in fear for yourself and others – and then to act accordingly.
I don’t understand it, but, though I am tempted to do so, I don’t judge you for your beliefs. And I don’t ridicule you. And I certainly do not accuse you of being selfish or inconsiderate of others when you do not hold their views or act according to their beliefs. Nor do I ask you to behave in any way to protect me. I do not hold you responsible for my life.
Today’s enforcement of mandatory mask-wearing in all enclosed spaces here in Quebec marks a very difficult next step for those of us who are not afraid, and who think outside the “approved” group-think accepted by so many.
My very sincere question though is this:
Why should my taking a stand and posting personal views of my position on Facebook be such a threat to you? So much of a threat, in fact, that it justifies comments like this:What was this comment?
No matter how independent we like to be, we all occasionally need to receive social services, including medical examinations and treatment.
Watching a home be demolished
and then be trucked away
was something that stirred my adrenaline —
I don’t see this every day.
I was awed by his skill with the shovel —
that operator worked so well.
But the emotions that grew as I watched him
Made the pain in my stomach swell.
How can this family recover?
How can they turn the page?
How can they feel that justice was done,
Or feel anything other than rage?
This photo was one of many taken on a trip to Bayfield in September 2010. I like it very much but, at the same time as it soothes me, it reminds me of a sad time.