Getting back to what passes for normal
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, “Where have I gone wrong?”
Then a voice says to me, “This is going to take more than one night.”
-Charles M. Schulz
There are nights when all I do is stare at the ceiling and try to get my mind from going round and round about something I cannot change.
It is hard to let go of somethings. A conversation. An image. A thought. A story. Anything really. It doesn’t take much to get my mind to start its endless cycle of playing out the scene as it happened or how I wished it had gone.
Luckily after a few nights of little sleep and mind running I got some last night. So that when I woke up this morning I was actually rested. I’m not on edge with raw nerves anymore…well maybe a little jumpy since I’m not sure how to take the other two in the office I’m helping out in now. But it isn’t nearly as bad as if I was still in the office near my house.
However I did make the mistake of listening to the news this morning (I try to tune it out until I’m fully awake and getting my day going). The first story I hear about is the Boy Scout story. And it wasn’t really what the story was saying that caught my attention. It was an individual that was defending the current status of the Boy Scouts.
Basically he was saying if you wanted to be gay and a scout get your own organization because his faith had this one already.
Now if you know me you know that this started a chain reaction in my brain. 🙂
- What’s wrong with gays in the Scouts? As far as I know they aren’t trying to teach it to the other scouts. So what’s the big deal?
- How is it that only the very religious have ‘family values’?
- How come the people who claim the loudest that they are good christian people usually end up saying the dumbest things?
- I miss Kids Say the Darnedest Things.
Yep- things are getting back to normal. 😛