Writing 101, Day Twelve: (Virtual) Dark Clouds on the Horizon
Today, write a post with roots in a real-world conversation. For a twist, include foreshadowing.
When I began this writing challenge, I told you that part of my personal challenge is to make it through the alphabet one letter at a time. Today is “L” and what fate has given to me is involves listening. Sometimes I think ahead guessing what I might be able to do with my new letter and always I am surprised, though sometimes frustrated and need a little help from fellow bloggers. See yesterday’s “K is for_____” for example. Today I feel ready for the challenge except:
can’t see choose to ignore any dark cloud on the horizon, so the rules for today will have to be bent somewhat. And I try not to be too negative in my thinking, even as my mind wanders off amidst the darker side of problems. I think it’s best to remain somewhat hopeful. I admit a small relationship to an ostrich; I’ve been accused of pretending problems don’t exist.
I often waver back and forth between two opposing views of any political debate. My friend takes one side and I take the other, though some part of me wants to veer over to her side. But I am entrenched in my view. Think positive. It’s not easy to listen when all she talks about is negative. She cannot see anything but doom and gloom on the horizon, while I think, with time the problem will surely be solved, that the good will prevail, that people in government will come up with a solution. After all, they are smart people, chosen to lead our country right?
Even though I cannot always agree with their decisions, they still earn my respect. And the right to be heard.
I wish people would look at the horizon and see the possibilities in the sunrise. For now I’ll keep wearing my rosy colored sunglasses.