|small frog wishes|
Being in my late 60's, I find myself reflecting on how many changes I have experienced in my life time. Even my children talk about life before and after smart phones. I remember marches and tear gas in People's Park in Berkeley. In the 70's, I remember living in an apartment in San Francisco and visiting Haight Ashbury with the colorful victorian buildings. I remember thinking that I did not want to get married in my 20's and live the life that my parents lived. I did not want to be suffocated by doing the "right things". So I rebelled in the ways that I could.
When I watch movies like St Vincents, I remember the hopefulness of the 60's and 70's, the extreme capitalism of the 80's and 90's and then 9/11 and the aftermath of never ending wars ....
I do believe that we need to stop relying on things outside of us to get better and start focusing on what we can do. Back then, I believed in the power of kindness and intentional change and I still do. In the movie, Jaeden was kind to Bill Murray even though he remained a curmudgeon the entire plot. So be kind every day even though the people around you resist and challenge you at every turn. It doesn't negate your action just theirs.