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Saturday Soliloquy: Seek the Stars

Do you feel comfortable engaging with politics?

I didn’t, until recently. I hadn’t done enough reading. I didn’t understand enough. This being so, I was sure I could never understand enough.

Changing careers last year helped change my perspective. I stepped from a universe full of knowledge-stars and into the darkness of a universe apparently nothing like the one I’d left behind.

The darkness was daunting, but I sought out the stars.

I soon discovered the darkness was in my perception, not truth. To see stars, I had neither been looking far enough, nor in the right direction.

Fumbling through darkness–in great company that assured me the stars were out there–I found more and more knowledge. More stars in the sky.

Within a couple of months, I’d pieced together a constellation from some of the stars I’d found.

Then I found another one.

And another.

Before long, I’ll have found much of a galaxy’s worth of stars. I’ll keep seeking them, for sure, even if I’m lucky enough to move on to other galaxies. I relish the thrill of discovery!

I’m going through the same thing with politics now. I started out in darkness, but learned where to gaze to see the stars. I’m now seeing constellations formed by stars that only seemed randomly placed to me at first.

Someday, I might find a galaxy full.

I invite you to join me seeking galaxies, no matter how many stars you’ve found to date.

Please don’t be daunted by what you can’t yet see. Instead, be inspired by the thought of all you have left to find. To map.

Seek the stars and you can find them.

Find them and you can begin reaching for them.

For our kids, let’s go find some stars that we may see all the possibilities out among them.

Don't make Winky cry. Let kindness shine!

Still–forever–working to keep this in sight

Note, most future politics related posts will be posted on 
my Learning to Speak Politics blog.

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  1. September 17, 2016 at 11:44 am

    much wisdom coming
    from those stars 🙂

  2. Paul
    September 17, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    And that Deborah is called faith. 😀

    • September 17, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      It really is, isn’t it?! It’s woven through the last thirteen months or so, but I wasn’t sure what to call it until the moment I saw your comment. Thanks, Paul. 🙂

  3. September 18, 2016 at 6:53 am

    I love the kindness picture

    • September 18, 2016 at 6:57 am

      Thanks! I made it for one of my earlier posts. I accidentally deleted the post, but the picture remains. 🙂

      • September 18, 2016 at 6:58 am

        Awesome, it must have taken some time. Got the message of kindness across!!

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