There’s no way around it:
The world is in chaos. Cities are on fire. A virus still circles above every country and every population. People are divided for a plethora of reasons. Unjust actions continue to happen.
Do we have the “right” to talk about books and movies and cute animals?
In a word – yes.
Unfortunately, situations like this are not new. For decades, nay, centuries, people have been witness of man’s inhumanity to man. Disease and plagues have withered the masses through a variety of manifestations. Hate, prejudice, and distrust of fellow human beings has always been prevalent. We should continue to fight against this, but I believe it will always exist.
Books, cinema, and television are ripe with expressions of rage and stories about what is happening around us. They can also be a great escape for when we need a respite from our exhaustion. It is here that we as writers can help. We can provide that much needed escapism – in all manner of ways. Fantasy, sci-fi, horror, romance, poetry, etc – the list goes on forever.
I feel like I am preaching to the choir. Of course you know all of this. But it’s good to say it, to type it, to remind ourselves that we all need a break from time to time.
I have 11 chapters left on my 2nd round of revisions for Rage. Our computer was not behaving, so we had to take it in (many times). If not for that, I likely could have been done, but…it is what it is…and here we are.
I also have to go back to work at Milner Library on June 8. Not looking forward to that, but it puts me a little closer to that retirement goal date of July 1, 2021. I’ve heard folks say that they don’t know what they’ll do with themselves when they retire. I don’t think I’ll have that issue! 🙂
As of late, I’ve seen Uncut Gems (I am NOT a fan of Adam Sandler, so I was surprised how much I liked this one), and Waco (the Netflix series). I’d recommend both of these. We also started watching The Mighty Boosch and after one episode, I refused to watch any further! (Charlie liked it. I did not! LOL) The disks went right back to Netflix!
And our yard is doing special things!
Take care. Stay safe! Keep washing those hands!