Thank you for your kind words, Alexainie . Intellectually, I know it is true. I know their choices are not about me. I had to move 500 miles away to be out of the day-to-day interactions — I’m that clear on how much I need to buffer myself from more than politics for my own piece of mind. And I can let go of my inability to change minds in this instance in a what’s done is done way.

But, going forward, which is the only way we can go, I do wonder at how effective a voice I am if I can’t influence the people I know the best.

I think I really needed to vent about my grief over my ineffectiveness and not belonging in general. Thank you for being an understanding ear.

Writing, because talk is cheap

Writing, because talk is cheap