And I am free
No posterity to worry about.
I have a choice.
Most do not.
Fate led me to this freedom
Never having children.
I see headlines, scripted
Injecting fear as they inject
Into your babies.
I am hurting for you.
Your choice and theirs has been
Your body is no longer your own.
Logic no longer stands.
You say you got protected, yet you need protection from others who are not yet protected.
Does this make sense?
I am only an observer.
I'm in a unique position. I have been in a subconsciously self-imposed quarantine for years now. I do not leave my home. Ever. Agoraphobia is the contagion's neighbor.
And so, I spectate and speculate.
And I'm not that woman that blindly trusts, not for many years now.
I can understand both sides. I believe in autonomy. I believe you should choose for yourself. As adults. But now your children? Where do you draw the line? They are your most important beautiful creations. Your absolute responsibility to care and protect.
You must begin to follow reason. Admit that something is not right here anymore. It's been this way a long while now. White sun instead of yellow, air no longer clear, sky no longer blue. Mandela no longer dead nor alive.
Simulation of what we once were.
You think me irrational, crazy even. Perhaps you are right if I get measured by today's standards. But I am not from this place. I was of the before. Where now their are only simulated shadows puppeteering existence. But much like children getting all the answers from the A.I. yet lacking the life knowledge to process that answer...this current time seems like that. Built on old ways and fading memories of old times, but lacking depth, meaning or weight. This place is paper ready to burn.
So why am I so concerned about everyone else? Your children? Free will? Autonomy? Choice?
I suppose I'm old enough to remember that it's what we all fought so hard to maintain. And without those things...are we all not slaves?
Just free thinking here, while it's still allowed.
I've got one choice.
I can stay or go.
But you need to stay, for your babies...so find your values and get ready to stand up for them.
My best wishes are with you all.
And this, this is my way of standing up. Thinking and writing and sharing. It's what I can do.
It's all I can do. It's the least I can do, for all of us.
I'm not here for likes or hearts or any other electronic phantom of perceived adoration. I'm here to leave a record of what once was. From one tiny spec, one pixel of time itself.