The awkward keyboard…
It is the Sunday of a long weekend. The days are blurring a bit. Today’s song: Chicago is So Two Years Ago by Fall Out Boy.
The lyrics: my heart on my sleeve, my badge of weakness.
My favorite four legged animal and majestic doodle is at my feet.
I am revisiting this week. I have said since March that this is a time to show people who you are. Conversely people will show you who they are.
I have done a pretty good job of ignoring most of what I see on social media. I have done an even better job of not commenting on things I disagree with.
I know who I am.
I know what I believe and if you know me well you do too.
But… I broke the cardinal sin and commented on a friend’s post. We from day one have disagreed about everything, but I know her heart and just scroll.
However, this person posted about health and I commented. I didn’t argue, just said maybe focus on the positives. Obviously I’m paraphrasing. Another person commented. Then their very not nice comment was liked several times even by my friend.
I have always said it’s ok to disagree but do so with kindness.
This was not that. Not by a mile. Not by a football field.
And it stung. I know, I know, don’t put your toe in the pool if you can’t handle the temperature. But when it comes from a friend or even family.
I am by no means a perfect human but I also feel really strongly computer screens and a keyboard have given us courage to say things we normally wouldn’t.
I would even say to be people we normally aren’t.
As a person who wears their heart on their sleeve and quotes Mr. Rogers, social media can be rough.
You could say” well Caprise- get off it then”. Except right now, especially right now, it has become a thorny lifeline. AND a tool I use for things I love.
So here I am.
Trying to understand something, maybe there is no understanding.
I still believe in the kindness of people. I still meet everyone with it until they give me a reason not. I will never not be that person. It’s just sometimes disappointing when people you care about show you their true colors.
Be safe and as always Mommas much love,