I yearn for the simpler times

 

I am feeling a little melancholy today. No real reason. I am sitting in front of my brand-new desk and it is beautiful. The renovations in my kitchen are proceeding. The sun is bright and it is a beautiful day. I have no reason to feel sad or melancholy, but I do. We are constantly being bombarded by the horrors that exist in our world. The inequalities, the hatred, the anger and the people who are only looking out for number one. Too many them are in positions of authority. I can’t believe I’m going to say this but, I yearn for the simpler times. I remember  when . . .

No. That’s not right. Not now, not today. Things have to change, yes. But I would rather look forward to when . . . yes, and I do! I look forward to the day when we realize we are one people, one planet, one goal: not just to survive but to thrive, together! We are capable of such good, such beauty and I am optimistic enough to believe that we will find a way.

I grew up on the original Star Trek. It showed a future that was not without conflict but it was a future of inclusion, of compassion and of curiosity. It was the future I wanted. The Star Trek franchise is still very much alive and within all the angst of a fictionalized universe, the core tenet remains.

The future is ours to mould but we have to start now! I believe that more people realize this and are doing everything in their power to ensure that we do have a future. You and I can be part of this movement even if it is only in a small way. Even a single penny, when combined with others, will make a million dollars. Every single one of us can make difference. Let’s make it a difference for good.

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10 thoughts on “I yearn for the simpler times

  1. Dan Antion

    I’m with you, Pan. The original Star Trek meshed well with the way I was raised. It was almost a validation of what my father had stressed about the way to treat people. It’s still true and, although we have s long way to go, and might have had some recent setbscjs, I’m still optimistic about the future. Many beautiful people, like you, aren’t going to let us fall back into hate.

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    1. quiall Post author

      That was hilarious! They are both ‘Stars’ in my book! I like the comment: “The third roommate, a diehard Babylon 5 fan, was completely ignored by everyone.”

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  2. Kate@VanhaTaloSuomi

    Good point.

    I am thankful for living where I do, surrounded by nature, and people who genuinely get along. No bickering, no road rage, none of the tensions common to so many other places.
    I would not be happy having to live in the US again. Especially now.

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