Nothing Stays the Same

I use to wait impatiently for comments on my blog posts to come in, but to be honest with you, I haven’t read the ones to my last post. I have mobile WordPress so I know a couple came in, but I hesitate.

The other day I posted something in my private group on Facebook. The responses highlighted how much interaction has changed. I was griping. I needed the verification, acknowledgement, validation (AHA! I worked it out in my head the word I wanted!) that what I was feeling was OK. Instead I regretted posting what I had within the hour once I read the comments. They weren’t bad, just that they seemed slightly…off. I don’t know, you know?

Smart, clever and in-tune women don’t write snarky posts anymore. They are neutral. They neutralize those around them. They are baking soda on a greasy fire, which if you look at it that way, it’s a good thing, right, because who wants a fire, much less a grease-fueled fire?

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My daughter is a first-grader. It’s been two years since 20 first-graders stopped being anything. When my BIL showed a photo of his new handgun to Sparring Partner yesterday, I wanted to punch him in the face.

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6 thoughts on “Nothing Stays the Same”

  1. Guess you’ll have to pick up the slack on the snarky posts – regardless of the feedback. Sometimes the venue is the problem, ya know?

    I’m around guns all day, pretty much every day. I don’t like them, but guns are not really the problem – it’s the arrogant certainty that “nothing like that could ever happen to ME” that gets me. And, so, if people can’t drag themselves out of that fantasy land, then they are not responsible. If they can’t be responsible, they shouldn’t be allowed to have guns.

  2. I still see a lot of smart posts; I agree that it’s where you look. And riling people up for no reason… that was never cool. Riling people up to make a point and drive change = awesome. I still see plenty of both types of posts.

  3. I don’t know about the whole “smart women don’t write snarky posts” thing – really all depends on what you’re looking for.

    And I still can’t think of Sandy Hook without my throat closing with grief. And anger, because afterwards the majority of Americans were actually for stronger gun control measures. And two years later, nothing has changed.

  4. I don’t even know what to say to this. I can’t imagine why the US can’t pull it’s head out of it’s ass and get rid of the goddamn guns. Will criminals still carry guns – yeah, they probably will – but not having guns rampantly available will make it a whole lot harder!

  5. The only constant is that everything changes. So cliche.

    Sandy Hook has been on my heart all week. I now have a second grader and a kindergartener and I cuddled extra with them last night so that I wouldn’t cry at the thought of all those that can’t hug theirs.

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