16 November 2008

let their faces shine

I want to apologize. I'm living in a bubble of self and being oblivious to the pain of others. I didn't mean to be such an insensitive jerk and I am so very sorry.
The U.S. is going through some tough times and the citizens of this great country are suffering immensely. The economic crisis is truly that - a crisis. Real and innocent people are losing their jobs, their homes, their sense of purpose and self.
It took an amazing woman posting a raw and honest depiction of reality for me to get my head out of the clouds. I don't know her outside of this blog world but I'm sure I know someone like her. Someone like my mother or my sister or my best friend who has done nothing but good and hard work their entire lives. But is still losing it all.
I wasn't thinking about what's really happening out there because like I said - I'm living in a bubble. I'm in an unusually comfortable spot and it really isn't fair. People who have done nothing to deserve the despare are suffering. So I am going to take a moment every day to be thankful for something I have that I'm taking for granted. Today I am thankful for the hope that our new P.E. Obama is bringing us all.


Matilda said...

I don't think you were an insensitive jerk... it's ok to live in a bubble sometimes...good to come out of the bubble too. No need to apologise at all.
Sending love across the ocean.

Petunia Face said...

Stumbled across your blog via my sitemeter. Thank you for this. Though you don't need to apologize. I probably wouldn't see this crisis for what it is if I weren't unemployed myself. But thank you. Thank you for reading, for thinking of me, for this. :)