I’ve had a few things to mull over the last few days. I think most of the mulling boils down to “letting go.”
There are things I can do to change the way things are – and what I can’t change, I have to let go. I also have to identify whose issue it is – if it’s not mine, let it go.
Part of this is work-related. I like to grab an assignment, jump into it fully and complete it. Simple. On occasion, that is not possible because someone else is involved and I am dependent on that person. If that person does no co-operate, then I have to let it go. It’s hard for me to do that but I am slowly learning to heave a sigh and actually imagine myself opening my arms and allowing my concerns to fly away. As long as I know that I have done everything I can to complete, then it’s time to let go.
To a certain extent, the same thing holds true of politics. We are drawing closer to an election and that brings into sharp focus everything that is wrong – and it brings solutions from politicians. It’s my job to inform myself and cast my vote with the person or party who most closely aligns with what I feel is right.
My stomach goes into knots whenever I see photos of the tar sands – or when I hear of the travesties that Harper is committing. But rather than pull a blanket over my head, pretending to to see and hear (because it is often very disturbing) I am better off focussing on what I can do. I can vote.
I’m still not entirely sure whether I will vote NDP or Green, although I believe it will be Green. Adrian Dix’ quick change on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline worries me. If he can change that quickly from a “maybe we’ll stop it” to a “yes, we will stop it” he can just as quickly change again after he is elected to “we’re going to go through with it.”
Elizabeth May ahs been the best advertising for the Green Party – she has conducted herself admirably on the Federal Level. I think I may just have to put my trust in them on a provincial level too.
On a happier note, this week I am getting a fabulous Delta touch faucet and Silestone sink installed thanks to Paul, my landlord) who got a deal on the set. Very exciting!