The dark lies…


Dark lies are often covered by ignorant minds and, in some ways, I might define this as a lack of agency, where people ordinarily make their own choices and act independently. 

A sense of agency is essential for you to feel in control of your life, to believe in your own capacity to influence your thoughts and behavior.  To have faith in your ability to handle situations or a wide range of tasks.  Any structure involved tends to be factors of influence such as social class, gender, religion, ethnicity, customs, etc., that both determine or limit agents and their decisions.

Our world has been living in somewhat of a state of conjecture, for some time now.  And yes, the underlying factor with this situation has been COVID and its overwhelming impact on society.  Endless questions surrounding how, when and if this virus will end along with the vaccines in place that may, or may not, be the solution.  People are either flocking to stand in lines for inoculations or adamantly refusing to receive them.  Opposing sides stare at each other, half behind their masks, the other without, while the darkness of this virus situation continues to be instrumented, more by opinions than pertinent facts, most coming from both our government and medical communities.   


Definitely a lack of agency and a reminder that it’s not fate that dooms men, but instead their own failings.



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Slowww ride…


For more than a year, life has been moving along at a snail’s pace.  Slow and rather un-easy.

Of course, this is one more COVID-type diatribe, at least from where I’m sitting.   I’ve written at least a dozen (maybe more) virus-related pieces in the last year and it’s been difficult, at times, to not focus on the infectious agent which has been holding the world captive. Let’s face it, no matter how anyone attempts to move beyond the virus-ties-that-bind, we just keep circling around, hoping to see an exit.  Even a rest stop would be a good thing.

But, hope just might be on the horizon as more and more people are being vaccinated.  If everyone continues to behave in accordance to the constantly changing virus guidelines, maybe, just maybe, there will be a final curtain call of this monstrous pandemic. 

What’s key here is to take it slow, stay informed and proactive.  None of the vaccines will bring an immediate immunity but, in typical human style, there are people already flinging their masks into the air after receiving the inoculations, reminiscent of Mary Tyler Moore’s famous hat toss from her television show.  Others are rushing to be with friends in long overdue get-togethers, understandable but foolish as this virus, along with its variants, isn’t quite done with us yet. 

We’re all on this slow ride…together.  I couldn’t resist some music for the trip!


workshop-button-1From Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop…Write a blog post inspired by the word: slow.