It was the “girls” hike up Silver Bump today – yes – even the dogs were girls. Alas – they don’t show up in the photos. But I promise, they were there.

An interesting bit of musing on my part today: one of my FB friends objected strongly to a meme I posted yesterday – photo of a van somewhere in the States plastered with hateful “Trump-follower” stickers. He said he was un-friending people who did that. Another person agreed this was not a good thing and, as I thought about it, I had to agree.

What is the point of forwarding a hateful, inflammatory message – none unless I have a salient point to make or I am about to offer helpful advice. Otherwise, it’s just a meme put out by a troll and all I’m doing is enabling the troll.

This is good – this makes me more mindful. As I enter more deeply into the political arena (which I must given the state of the world) I also must be more and more mindful. I am clear about my opinions. And I must also be crystal clear about whose opinions I choose to pass along.

And so I walked today – which always does my soul good – and talked quite a bit with Ann who has interesting, thoughtful and intelligent ideas about the state of our world.

It was a good talk.

The broader my vision becomes the better. The more ideas and thoughts I can entertain, study and consider, the better.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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