Here I am just a woman from Wichita, Kansas, not knowing where I’m going to end up in this world and not really knowing what I want to be when I grow up. I do know, however, that creation is in my blood, wanderlust in my soul, and dreams are part of my life. I know, most writers may be concerned about form, structure, profit and such. I started this particular blog because if I didn’t my dreams would be stuck inside my head with nowhere to go. I needed to get them out. They needed to be written. Some of these stories really are my dreams. I have some interesting times in these dreams, I meet old friends and I learn from them.
Since the election I lost my words, I have struggled with my conscience and the direction I wanted to take my writing but my thoughts have become so adamant about expressing themselves that my passion has been aroused about my country, our freedoms, and our world. I have never even discussed politics with anyone, family or friends, let alone strangers. I don’t discuss religion either. I believed the United States was founded on a solid foundation and although we disagreed on many things, we did agree on the what our founding fathers wanted for this country. I believed that we could overcome our differences, at least politically. I believed that we had processes in place that would not allow dictators or demagoguery to rise in power.
I know we have struggled through the years and century with equality for all, I felt we were making progress. How sadly disappointed and disillusioned I was. I have always given others the benefit of the doubt, I have always trusted too much, and now as in personal relationships, I have had my heartbroken in the American people who have been blindly misled by a scam artist and his flock. I had more faith in them than they deserved.
I have been growing into the Dragon for several years, never did I realize that the Dragon meant my voice was meant to roar even louder. I thought that I had to overcome my own personal demons. Now, I realize there are more important demons and evil that I have to overcome, more important reasons I have to speak out. More important reasons, that I cannot withdraw back into the timid person I used to be. Too much is at stake for us as a nation, and we as individuals, one voice at a time, one writer at a time. Speaking and writing our convictions can and will be heard.
Our founding fathers spoke out, Benjamin Franklin wrote his convictions, we must too. Remember history repeats itself. Don’t let it repeat the worst events of the world. Speak out with me. Be heard!