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What’s It All About?

‘What’s It All About’?

BR Chitwood

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A good title for a song and an excellent title with which to blow your mind when you spend days and sleepless nights pounded with the news of our homicides, our robberies, our Wall Street accounts, our meager bank funds, our Cities’ daily decay with riots in the streets, and a state’s malfunctioning government are where so often its leaders find malfeasance and corruption  their easy games to play, our kids left to form their own games to play, boy/girl body explorations, and ‘toughies’ bullying the timid and weak among them, no adult supervising and/or the ‘Sitter’ busy with her own pleasures.

Sure, I know you’ve read about these sordid things before. The newspaper, radio, and television reports are rather common. I, too, was once a young pre-adolescent and played some of those unhealthy games…intuitively knowing the parents were not to know.

Now, I have lived a lifetime, seen our world grow and become modernized with knowledge piling on knowledge so fast we can barely keep up, and I can tell you – but, then, you already know – life in those faraway days was not so wholesome but not so suffocating as it is today, life managed and accepted more readily.

Today, I see a government warped with minds that would take away our Freedom and Liberty and move toward a world without form or shape, more impersonal, more chaotic, more dangerous, more demanding, a world without Democracy. Governments exist for the people and there are those who are ethically too few to admire and trust, thus worthy proposals for society often go to closed ‘Document Files’.

I look out my large window each day to the sky and go through my litany of thoughts: Where are we going as this gray world of doubt and confusion does its orbits? Is it my old age that makes it seem so? Am I listening to too much news, listening to opinions of people I have little respect for? I think of my children, my grand-children and ask myself: “What kind of world will they be living in years ahead?”

With an old man’s tears beginning, I close the laptop, lower my ‘Lazy Boy’ and take in long breaths of air.

BR Chitwood – 12/27/21

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7 comments on “What’s It All About?

  1. I don’t have a lazy boy Billy Ray, but I do take long breaths of air as well.

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    1. Okay, I’ve tried it! Liked it! (But, almost passed out on one long breath!

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      1. You need a paper bag to breathe into.

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      2. Too common an approach…something much more dramatic for me… 🙂

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  2. Jennie says:

    Billy Ray, turn off the news, because it has become “60 Minutes”. It is no longer Walter Cronkite. There is so much good to see. The James Webb telescope was launched. Winter brings the most beautiful ice crystals. Libraries are now opened, and children are reading. The world is a wonderful place, and so are the majority of people. You are one of that majority (me, too), so don’t let those city slickers on the news fool you.

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  3. I just do what I can, Billy Ray. Then, like you, I lean back, take a deep breath, and let it go.

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