This post will not be shared on social media. I will neither “plug in” my books, my papers, or my projects here.
I need a break.
I need peace of mind.
I need a break from the stupidity of the world, from the racism, misogyny, bigotry, and from the plain, unadulterated hypocrisy that is so blatantly and proudly flaunted in the corner of the world where I live.
I want to relearn how to read in an “unrushed” way. I miss that; I really do. I am misty-eyed as I write this.
I need a break from my desire to hear and be heard. I need to internalize that this does not determine who I am or my worth as a person.
Significantly, I believe that I am on the right track. In the last few days that I have been “offline”, using a half truth as an excuse, I have not been missed. No one has contacted me with any sense of urgency because they “miss my posts”.
This fact is telling, and it is liberating…
This realization gives me an excellent chance to rediscover myself and mine. Most likely , I will go back, but with a fresh, realistic, and healthier attitude.
All I can say for now is that at this point in my life, I want to stay unconnected.