Why Should I Care?
There is a song by Oingo Boingo called “Nothing Bad Ever Happens To Me” that is one of the songs in the Soundtrack To My Life (guess that says a lot about me….) The refrain from the song is
And I can’t believe that anyone would
Want to do such a terrible thing
But why should I care?
Every time I look around this place
I see them scream but I hear no sound
And the terrible things happen down the road
To somebody else that I don’t even know
Nothing bad ever happen to me.
It’s been a gray, cold day. I was all fired up this weekend to write passionately about Real Food, GMO’s, Sustainability, How we got in this mess, and The Way Forward. Kim’s post had me grinning and punching the air. YES! I’m not the only one who sees it. But today… LAUNDRY.
I was all set to rally the troops and take on food issues again. But it’s a laundry day for me. Time to deal with the mundane tasks of living my beliefs rather than pushing the edge in a burst of ecstatic energy. So, I made bread, helped the kids excel in school, trimmed hooves, planted, weeded, stacked fire wood, taught scouts, fixed bits that were broken, petted the cats, enjoyed my coffee, chatted with my dad…LIVED THE LIFE.
So, here I am at the end of my day, not writing the post I’d imagined I’d write. I have notes I’ve been keeping, ideas, thoughts, questions. They could have been woven into a brilliant post, but not today. Today Oingo Boingo plays loudly in my head and I know that the world is falling apart around me, but I have to do laundry.