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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8 thoughts on “Post 379: an understanding

  1. I am being good here on WP about politics and religion. I was not so nice about it when I was on Xanga which is where I blogged before coming to WP.
    Have a good hemp day tomorrow and give the boys a nice belly rub for me.

    • I try to stay away from these topics since I can be very snarky. Mostly, I prefer to make my opinion known at the ballot box. As for religion, much the same thing. I’m not successful at totally avoiding these two poison topics, but I mostly succeed. Cats are more interesting and have a more direct positive impact on my life than either of the poison topics, as good a reason as any to stick to the basic theme of my subhead here, “surviving retirement with two cats”.

    • Sponge Bob is a pillow my Seattle sister sent me a few years ago. He appears in various videos and photos I’ve taken over the years, and must be scary to the cats because they never bother him.

    • Enough! (Things were over the top on both sides, naughty things were said, feelings hurt. I personally felt like crap about it, though I felt the dress business was ridiculous, no matter which politician’s wife was criticized. I’m satisfied we handled the differences in opinion well, so the two deleted posts served some unlikely purpose. My Lenten project for several years has been to eliminate grudges, something this threatened to become…on Easter, yet! We both are moving on!)

  2. LOL Great photo! The ears are a nice touch. I’m glad to see that your resolved your differences with Diana 🙂 The subject of politics is responsible for many fights. It’s not that I don’t have opinions, but I prefer not to argue about them.

    • Most often, I don’t. That one just hit me very wrong. Fortunately, we worked through it (kind of like I wish our Congress would try to do…!), our feathers were unruffled, and I think we can get on with life.

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