Memory is a wonderful component of our human experience. However there is a time that we cannot live in the past but in the present and the future. Memories have the ability to become somewhat distorted by time. We may remember the good old days when in reality when we were living them, we did not consider them so good. It has been said that we tend to forget the bad and remember the good. In that vein of thought…life has taken an abrupt change for the United States. Some of us have dismal and hurtful and frightening memories of our recent past. Others may remember the same past…tinged with a rosy hew. Neither of these photographs of the past are healthy to live in. It is vital that we learn from history…not that we live in it.
Life is best lived in a forward motion. Every day is a new day. It seems that the ‘Slough of Despond’ has been partially lifted from us. We must walk forward in peace and without fear. Many of us have lived in fear of life as we have known it in the United States. A great cloud of fog and darkness has been lifted from us and we should joyfully proceed forward in the pristine endeavor of living our lives and making a difference in the lives of others. Transparency from our government is refreshing and a cause to breathe more freely. Honesty is the best policy. Truth is easy to grasp on to. Clearness of mission is a path that is clearly visualized and a facilitator for moving forward with our life journey.
Honest information is a clear road map for the positive continuation for our journey. Reflecting on the past is counter productive and not helpful to our positive walk forward. Freedom is freeing! Fear of retribution is confining and conspiracy theories are chilling. A comprehensive plan for battling the pandemic is a breath of fresh air and life saving. Reliance on science is vital to the vanquishing of the Coronavirus. Many things are not subject to political debate. Whether we have lost 400 thousand of our family and friends and neighbors to the virulent Covid-19 is not up to debate! Our suffering and tears and fears are not subject to debate. Our loss as a nation…is not subject to debate.
We live in an incredibly nuanced and diverse world. Our continued viability in the family of nations is commensurate on collaboration with our allies. Our hope is contained in the good will of the unified collaboration of our citizenry and their dedication to the best interest of all of our family.
We are a country that has united in our major struggles. We seek our most high aspirations. It appears that we have a President that has been formed by his loss of 3 family members… he has genuine empathy for loss. We have suffered draconian loss… Let us look forward with clear eyes and truth as our banner as we walk into the future that awaits us.