I’m empty. That’s the best way I can describe how I feel today. I’m not hopeless; my hope is in Jesus not in any thing or person in this world. I’m not angry; that is a useless emotion. I’m not sad; I reserve sadness for loss and I have lost nothing. And yet…I’m empty.
So now what?
Well…I’m going to refocus my attention on my fiction writing. I have the third novel of the Watchers of Ur cycle to finish. I have two other novels in development. And I have a musical that is undergoing a major re-write. This is where I will expend my creative energy.
While I have enjoyed and felt extraordinarily privileged to share my thoughts in my essay series for The Huffington Post, it is time to return to my first love and the thing that keeps me centered, grounded, and content.
Thanks to everyone who has participated in the raucous, loud, messy, and vibrant debate over the past year. I appreciate your passion and willingness to share your thoughts. The conversation will continue in other venues for there is much work to be done.
Going forward, my sincere hope is to give you moments of entertainment and escape by creating compelling and memorable characters and stories that inspire. I look forward to sharing the process and giving you glimpses into the works in progress.
November 9, 2016 at 12:47 pm
I am stunned. The only way I can explain the insane election results is to think that maybe a majority of the GOP voted a straight ticket. Too many of these races went entirely the opposite way as expected. I see a lot of trouble ahead for people in need.
November 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm
Thank you for your words of wisdom.
Sent from my iPad
November 10, 2016 at 11:18 am
Thank you for keeping me centered and loving, while calling to task behavior that is unacceptable. I feel empty as well. I understand your needing to get on with your life, but I will miss your posts immensely.
November 10, 2016 at 12:35 pm
You’ll hear from me from time to time. I can’t seem to keep my mouth shut. 😉
November 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm
It’s great to know that you can’t keep your mouth shut; neither can I. None of us should. I share that feeling of emptiness. It’s literally a physical as well as emotional feeling that seems reserved for times of great shock and sorrow. I don’t know how soon it will begin to ease up, but I know that at some point it will, and then…
April 22, 2017 at 12:11 am
Your HuffPost seemed the typical self-righteous and arrogant Modern Liberal position. Self-righteousness is dangerous because people who consider themselves more moral than others tend to be willing to use force to impose what they see as righteous behavior. That was clear in your post and hence I’m writing to deliver a middle finger to you for that.
April 22, 2017 at 7:24 am
The only righteousness I claim is the salvation imparted by the grace of God through faith in Jesus. Nothing else. As for the tone of my essay…well…it was born of frustration with half of our country seemingly unwilling or unable to think for themselves. It is driven by my utter disdain for fact-less arguments and rhetoric. And it communicates my disgust that so many of our countrymen seek to turn the clock back on social and economic advancements. But thanks for the “gesture”. It speaks volumes about your character and ability to form and defend a cogent point of view.