Post 379: an understanding

Two posts on a reaction to Michelle Obama’s dress served an unexpected but good purpose: Two people on opposite sides of an issue came to the conclusion that we have more in common than not, that we can move on. In the spirit of Easter, I’ve deleted those posts.

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We’ve settled on a truce — an understanding, really — that came out of a little time spent discussing (by message) issues that came out of my postings on her timeline. I agree with her on a couple of things: 1. I was a lot too rough in how I expressed my opinion, and 2. we can come from opposite sides of an issue, respect each other’s point of view, but remember to be civil in doing it! (Nr. 2: That’s mostly a reminder to me!)

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I removed my two posts from view (apparently, deleting one blog post deletes them all, if I understood the message) so only I can view them. I could delete them on my blog, so both are. I feel better about that than leaving them up. I can be a terrible grudge holder, which is why that is what I work on for Lent instead of giving up chocolate or television. Wiser people have thought about this process, and have this to say:

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Thanks, Diana, for your understanding and cogent remarks on political discourse in America! They must be brilliant because I agreed 100% with what you had to say! 😉

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