Hang in There

To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man’s heart. ~Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian and statesman

Emotions swirling

Like clouds skudding o’er the sky

Best to say nothing

11 thoughts on “Hang in There

  1. LOVED this, Debbie! And so very appropriate for our current “climate.”

    “To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man’s heart.”


    Thanks so much for sharing, my friend! Have a superb week! X

    P. S. Gorgeous photo!

    • Ron, once again it seems as though you and I were on the same wavelength, when it comes to posts! Your post today said beautifully some of the things swirling through my mind — things I was only able to express through a Haiku. Odd, isn’t it, how two people in two different parts of the country, who’ve never met in person, can share some of the same thoughts at the same time?!

      Happy rest of your week! xo

    • Oh, I’m sure it will, but I appreciate your concern, Dawn. Too often, I fear, I’m drawn like a moth to light when it comes to social media — when what I should be doing is turn it all off! Part of me whats to know what others are thinking, but when what I read becomes mean, vulgar, and contentious, I have to back away. Guess this time I didn’t back away soon enough, ha!

  2. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve either clicked out of someone’s blog post, or turned off the radio. (Since I don’t have a tv, I can’t click that off.) I have no time in my life for things that get me stirred up and tempt me to open my big, fat mouth — especially when a little consideration makes clear that the person who’s stirred me up is more interesting in fighting than understanding.

    Staying off social media helps a lot, both time-wise and emotionally, but this year I’ve had no add another ‘rule’ for living: don’t read the comments to news articles, even in places like the NY Times. Your haiku is so spot on!

    • Thanks so very much, Linda. I’m glad to hear it hit the mark. These are such trying times. We’ve all got opinions, but it seems to me that, in the spirit of decency, holding our tongues might be the best course of action!

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