Wishes and Opinions
I just turned 43 yesterday! Does that mean its all downhill
from here? No, I say, Im hoping to get better with age.
Some things actually DO get better with age. Like Ive
stopped caring so much what other people think and say. Ive
come to realize its simply a waste of energy, and thats
something Im not willing to waste.
has a strong opinion (and Im one of those people) need
to just keep those opinions to themselves. I, of course, am
the exception. Because I wind up sharing my opinions with
you each week.
to Herman, someone once said that we are all exceptions. I
guess thats just like everyones a legend in their
just gotten distracted from writing to you guys. It turns
out Sam, my adorable feline, and Sally, his adorable accomplice,
have just started a wrestling match not a foot away from Moxie,
like these, here in our own peaceable kingdom, just kind of
level all opinions and show them for what they are. I guess
that includes my own.
this day after my birthday, Im feeling even more humbled
by way of my opinion. Someone asked me recently why I didnt
write about the Iraq War going on. And my first response was,
the column to you guys is the wrong venue. But my second response
is I have no opinion on this one. The way I see it, the decisions
are being made so far from my sphere of influence that I just
cant waste the energy. In fact, I refuse.
mean I dont care. In fact I do. But I dont pretend
to have the answers to this one. All I can hope for is the
most positive turn out possible for everyone involved. Beyond
that, I strongly feel like my hands are tied. Like everyone
else, I keep a close watch on the news coverage, and probably
like everyone else, hope for the best, including the quick,
safe return of our troops.
for me not having an opinion. But its a hard one to
stay neutral about. Especially since so many of our troops
have gotten involved. I know it might be over simplifying
things, but I really hope we can come to some kind of peace
without too many lives lost. That is my greatest hope. That
and hoping that by the time you read this it will all be over.
After all, I owe myself one birthday wish.
way, Ill talk to you all next week. Take good care.
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"