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Sep. 8, 2013 - Sunday diversion is spiritual but from an exceedingly political (and contentious) source

 

making strange bedfellows

Skip this post if you get antsy when someone talks about Spirituality (as in “that weird stuff is not for me”) or if reading anything on an oh so lefty politics forum like the (infamous) Daily Kos will do bad things for your blood pressure. Personally, I am rather left in my politics, but try not to let that be a problem in how I relate to people (in real estate, and in general). Sunday is a church day for me (as well as, often, a work day), and a day in which I seem more receptive to considerations of the divine.


I’d already come across a few worthwhile essays in the inter-tubes this morning appropriate to my Sunday head before unexpectedly coming across a beauty on Daily Kos. As noted, I am an old lefty; also, a long-time lurker and daily reader (6 years?) on Daily Kos, though I don’t think I have ever registered and certainly have never commented or diaried there. Whatever your view of Daily Kos, you need only understand that comments there can get very heated to understand this post.


If you are with me this far, I will not spoil the punchline, but go to this after midnight diary, I Am Not Fighting With Anyone on Daily Kos Anymore, for an elegant, thoughtful, generous and (to me) spiritual essay about the costs and ethics of argument and our responsibilities to ourselves and others. Wonderful grist for Sunday reflection, or reflection on any day, by any (thinking) person.


Be good to someone today. (If that advice is not overly pious for you.)



© Sandy Mattingly 2013



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