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That’s how my blog for this day had been planned to start off this morning.
While I showered this morning I was trying to come up with something either clever or poignant to blog about. I came up with something totally cute, witty and materialistic.
Then I got out of the shower to news of another mass shooting. I have no real words. I could go on about gun control or gender roles or mental health safety net deficiencies or developmental stages and testosterone and all sorts of things. But really, none of that matters.
I feel sadness for all the families involved in all the tragedies the last few months.
From Aurora to Clackamas to Newtown to China to the Gaza strip to Afghanistan and people killed by our drones and all our soldiers and everything else.
But I cannot dwell on it.
I cannot dwell on the personal issues I am facing.
I must take joy in things like getting a coveted spot at a nonprofit that I care about.
Like the delicious kisses from a little puppy.
Like the sheer brilliance in my daughter’s smile when she gets a new haircut.
Like the intense flashes of passion my son shows when describing something he cares about.
Like being able to write these things on my computer.
So maybe I will dream a bit and share my silly list.
It is tradition, after all.
Jani’s List for Santa:
So yes. Come on fans! Get me presents! I’ll give you a PO Box if you want to send them 😉
Remember the words of Anne Frank….
There are so many things that I wish were real and practical in this world. Here is a short list of things I wish were real and things that I (contrary to popular belief actually BELIEVE are real…)