J.S. Park: Many times we think someone is ranting, but they’re actually speaking with conviction: and everyone has just forgotten the sound of real passion. We’re so afraid of absolutes and a strong gut and digging in your heels, that we dismiss the powerful voice of a lonely fighter.
I recently read a blog by Alison, A Pierman Sister, which seems to agree with a lot of what I’ve been saying and writing and thinking the last few months. With permission, I’m posting parts of her last post:
This is not a rant. This is an anti-rant. This is a rant against rants. I have never had a bumper sticker. I bare no tattoos. My friends and family–who are gay, straight and all races–cover the political spectrum and all mainstream religions.
Don’t get me wrong. I have opinions and persuasions but only those in my Circle of Trust have to hear about it. (Alison, you read my mind!) I get my world news from sources other than social media and I DON’T CARE WHO OR WHAT YOU HATE.
Now, Alison proposes that her future posts will only fall into some of the following favorite categories. I may not agree with all of them (see number 1), yet I see her point.
1. alive and thriving cats, dogs, goats, bunnies and horses, oh, and sloths of course
2. family (including aforementioned animals)
3. fat babies
5. tributes to aged persons
6. beautiful or intriguing photos
7. poetry and literature
8. your likes/comments on my own fascinating posts
9. new gadgets and inventions I need (I’m talking to you, updated Fanny Pack) (Me? I never want to be seen in a fanny pack again!)
10. funny stuff (oh, you’ll know)
Topics to be forbidden from her future posts are:
1. political/anti-religious rants
3. work-out videos (that’s just hateful)
Alison summarizes her blog M.O. as this:
In summary, I’m old. Life is too short for vitriolic whiners. If you don’t like something, try changing it with construct or with your vote next cycle. If you hate [FILL IN THE BLANK] and you want to force your cyber-friends to hear you rage about it, I will simply being seeing less of you.
Alison has indeed read my mind. If you’d like to read more of her musings, while still reading my pearls, you can follow Alison here: A Pierman Sister blog Tell her Caryn sent you.