I’ve often about this voice I hear, in here, down here, and over here – this internalized voice of mine, for dealing with the same issues many others confront, realizing I don’t have the same circumstances, options, or viewpoint of billions of my fellow citizens of countries both free and not free.
I found this marvelous package of words* which beautifully captures this:
‘We are not all in the same boat. We are all in the same storm. Some are in yachts, some have just the one oar.” – Damian Barr
I found these words remarkable, relatable, and sparkling clear – a previously absent hook for words to hang on, like a hook we might have for jackets and coats at the back door of our home – at the same moment, convenient, clarifying and terrifying. Disparity, clear, and present.
No, I would like the day to be cut and dried with no extraneous diversions if possible. Also, a dry run on technology, JG, Olds, AB
As usual I agree completely with the gist of this column. For me, my maternal grandmother had a huge influence raising me, as she looked after the two of us while my now single mother worked. I was also lucky enough to have a few mentors that taught me very valuable lessons. As you know, I haven’t looked up to any politician, at least without proof of their character, for most of my adult life. Of course I’m hoping the world changes for the better, and some people will, but I’m not holding my breath, LH, Lethbridge, AB