Okay, I admit. I stole that one. They’re calling our new President-Elect “No Drama Obama” because he is so calm and unflappable. When I heard that, I realized that “no drama” is another way of saying “peace,” which is my new favorite anachronism. And as a former drama major with a recent featured role in “The Amazing Race Meets Survivor on Steroids” a/k/a “Ike Hit Galveston,” my inclinations are all about the theatrics. Alas, when everyone in the room is on the stage, it gets crowded. And there being no mellow drama, only melodrama — well, I’m up for some peace. You?
So my pre-New Year’s Resolution is to act, not react. Inquire, not assume. Come from contribution, and stop examining the lint in my navel. Ike was the great leveler. We’re not in control. And we’re only as good as our coping skills.
If mine are better than yours today, I’m happy to share. I’m sure you’ll do the same for me tomorrow.
Copyright © 2009 Alice Melott Robertson
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#1 by Cindy on November 15, 2008 - 10:00 am
The greatest tragedy in all of this is the broken spirits. It is witnessed in the faces, and heard from the mouths of the affected. Some will recover, some will not. Regardless, we are all changed. Too many judgments are made about reactions and coping skills or the lack thereof of our neighbors. I utterly agree that our personal drama is diminutive in the big scheme. This is a time to lift each other up (peace). I believe we are all creatures of the stage by nature; we simply need to wait our turn and share the platform. Thanks for sharing my friend and indeed, I will be here tomorrow should your endurance be lacking.