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Beauty in the chaos

Early voting started Friday, so I went to town and voted in the States Primary.  It was a peaceful drive, and then Friday night, we watched the movie 2012. There are so many theories and conspiracies floating around online that the movie made me think about all of them. My thoughts quickly turn to religion and how none of us know when our lives will end. Humanity has gotten it wrong, so many times, and religious leaders continue to attempt to guess, but even the Bible says no one knows.

One thing that I know for sure is the earth is a breathtaking place, and I continue to find small glimpses of its beauty amidst the chaos.  Just yesterday, we went to Fall Creek Falls State Park, and I took a dip in the cold water. Families and children were everywhere, laughing and playing.  You would never think that the USA is in an uproar. I saw no signs of social distancing or a pandemic.  I didn't see any mask.  Men were walking their dogs, and the beautiful smells of wood burning flowed through the air.  I didn't see cellular phones in the children’s hands!  The children were much too busy jumping off the big rocks and splashing in the water.  The views on the lake were something out of a fairy tale.  No one was talking about elections, viruses, money, crime, or drugs.  No...they were high on life.  No one was angry....they were smiling and talking to one another like old friends.  

I sat in my chair, enjoying memories of a time when I brought my children to this very place years ago.  I have no regrets as a mother because I took time away from work, and my cellular device to spend time with them in nature.  I wasn't a perfect mom, but I have raised amazing children.  I think God allows me to disconnect from the upheaval to ground myself in his love.  He gave us the most beautiful planet with unlimited possibilities.  I do pray for people to wake up soon and see what we have become before it's too late.  

Goodnight my dear friends,




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