Good morning, and welcome back to 100 Days of Blogging. Today’s question comes to us from the Self-Reflection category and the card says, “What are three major emotions that you’re carrying right now?”
Well, this is a good question for a pandemic, because, we’re all feeling a lot of major emotions aren’t we? So the first one I’m going to talk about is anxiety, because boy do I have a lot of anxiety going on. And I mean who isn’t? We have the economy looking horrible for regular joes like me, we have a pandemic that much of the country feels is just a tickle in the throat rather than a life threatening and life altering illness, and I have the Bar Exam at some point later this year. There are a lot of things that are going on in my life that I don’t have a whole lot of control over and I just need them to be over and done with.
Second major emotion I would say is sadness, because one of the parishioners at my church passed away recently. She had been ill for a while, but it’s still said when someone in your church passes away. Her funeral is happening this afternoon, and we’re having to do it via video because of the coronavirus. So that’s the second emotion.
The third emotion I’m carrying right now has to be anger. I’m angry that the systems of the country I’m in are complicit in the loss of human life that this pandemic has caused, the loss of life at the hands of police officers, and the senseless loss of life from gun violence. I’m angry that the government is more concerned with reopening, rather than keeping people safe and in their homes. I’m angry that without government intervention that we’re going to have a massive homelessness crisis shortly as moratoriums on evictions are about to be dropped. And honestly? The quote “To be informed is to be angry” seems to be the most opt most days. There’s so much in the world to be angry at it seems that it’s never ending. Sometime you just need a break, but the world doesn’t want to give it to you.
So there we go, the three major emotions that I’m carrying right now.