Daily Create and Poetry
Daily Create Prompt: #DS106 #tdc4028 #clmooc #dailycreate What book is unfinished and why… My response is a poem:
Not finished book…
A book that calls itself ‘mystery’
Yet is only action and thrills;
A book that calls itself “science fiction”
Is really just gore and chills.
…or a movieSheri Edwards
Grammasheri and Sheri42
Every day, a photograph, a poem.
Truly. I don’t watch the fight or chase scenes or look at the blood and gore in movies. Books: I may try to read a book, skipping all the blood and gore, but if it’s just horror, action, and suspense– I stop reading. I love a mystery with clues so I can figure out the who-done-it.
So, with today’s Daily Create, I share in poetry and a photo about what will cause me to close the book and stop the movie. 🙂
Sunshine, lollypops, and rainbows– in an adventure mystery. LOL.
I can really identify with this podcast/essay from John Pavlovitz: Kind People are Suffering from Cruelty Sickness. I just read it yesterday, and it’s from 2021! Almost two years old– and I feel the truth of this:
Prolonged exposure to this kind of seemingly tireless barbarism begins to rob us of energy, to dishearten us to the point that we stop caring and opt out. This is of course, by design. That is what those manufacturing this incessant enmity are counting on.
The fatigue of decent humans is the plan: inundate us with a million tiny crises, assail us with countless daily culture war battles, and batter us with endless legislative assaults—until we are gradually but decidedly crushed beneath the weight of it all. Eventually, we succumb to the numerous wounds of their boundless hatred, the suffering of those they victimize, and a steady stream of the unanswerable questions about how and why human beings can be this perpetually cruel.from John Pavlovitz: Kind People are Suffering from Cruelty Sickness.
I’m so thankful for the daily connection to CLmooc creatives in the Daily Creates and Doodles. It’s one of the solutions that the article reminds us to do:
We tether ourselves to one another.from John Pavlovitz: Kind People are Suffering from Cruelty Sickness.
Find Your Tether
So find your “people.” Remember the humanity in which we believe all are created equal– that we are all Americans, that we support one another– neighbor to neighbor.
Maybe you’re taking a break. That’s OK. Rejuvenate your spirit with friends and family, hobbies and conversations
Maybe you want to be more active– how about:
- If you’re a Democrat, perhaps find your local group: State Party Websites
- If you’re a Republican who’s had enough, look through the website for Republican Voters Against Trump— read the stories; add yours; find resources
- Search Indivisibles for resources, action guides, and groups to support the principles of our democratic republic
- Perhaps the Poor Peoples Campaign would interest you– nonviolent social justice. [website]
- Perhaps you want to organize your community– everyone. How about Everyday Democracy’s Thriving Communities Working Together guide.
- A ton of resources for democracy are found at Community Toolbox for building healthy communities, like this one on Study Circles, which is like the previous bullet.
- I found an ALA page on resources for organizing for democracy, but the links no longer work. However, if you search for the title of one that interest you, you may find it elsewhere than the original link. American Library Association Everyday Democracy.
I heard someone say once, “Together, We Can,” and it’s true. Tether together for a thoughtful, beneficent democracy tomorrow.
I’m not ready to close the book on our democracy.