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Journal Entry: Sun Jan 7, 2018, 5:45 PM
Those of my watchers who have been around a while know that waiting for a new journal entry from me is like sitting around watching paint dry.  But that is mostly because I rarely think I have anything worthwhile to say that anybody would care to read. :)

Every now and then, however, a mood comes over me, and I subject you all to my meandering thoughts. And alas for you, today is one of those days!

But it is short, thankfully. And not about art particularly, which means most of you can happily hit that delete button in your notifications without a shred of guilt! :)

Those of you who are students of history cannot help but look around the world today and feel a certain unease. This all looks so sadly familiar, the rise of strongmen around the world, anger everywhere, the potential for arguments to escalate out of control. It is easy under such circumstances to either become angry yourself, or to burrow into a hole and try to hide from it all.

I cannot advise anyone on what is the best course but I can say this: within the sphere of your life - the people around you both near and far who mean something to you, and you to them - hold them. Hold them in your heart, and let them know that you do. Give to them the peace and serenity that may be lacking in the rest of the world, but which can exist between you, and them.

That may seem inconsequential, mere dandelion puffs blowing about in a hurricane... but what are the dandelion puffs but the bearers of seeds? And seeds that will fly about, land, and take root, and grow. Each little bit of love and compassion you can show is one more dandelion seed to float on the wind and bring life back.

Hold on to one another. All of you. As I hold onto you.

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n-nikute Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice read.
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Radthorne Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Thank you :)
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Cederien Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
Wiser words have seldom been spoken (okok typed doesn't matter really, take the words to your hearts, please.)
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Radthorne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
Thank you  :)
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Feliciana-Delacruz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All so very true indeed. And well written and said. Like you I rarely write a journal because I usually don't have much to say, but this was an excellent read and very, very nice to read!
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Radthorne Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018
Thank you so much sissy! Very much appreciated! :heart:
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Peebo-Thuhlu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
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Having lived happily through the 70's, 80's etc all this 'New' hullabaloo seems very inconsequential compared to TWO large nations quite capable of making Fallout 4 a reality... Back in the day.

Oh? Have I told people to get off my lawn yet?

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popandchips Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
The barbarians are at the gates again. We must gather all that is precious to us and guard them with love. Love is the greatest weapon against the barbarians and their evil.
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Radthorne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Very much so. :)
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one5three Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2018
Pinterest by one5three    deviantART by one5three          Heart by one5three    
        Cynthia Radthorne 
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Radthorne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
:) :) :)
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Unassembled Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
If only more people could think like this ...  Clap 

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Radthorne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Yes indeed! :hug:
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SunnyJohansen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Oh, I love that you said all this.  It's all so true...now, more than ever, people are scared, nervous and uncertain about world affairs, and that manifests itself into worry about other parts of their lives which may not even be connected to the rest of the world.  Comfort and love from those close to them helps in a big way.  Thank-you for this very worthwhile journal entry.
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Radthorne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Thank you Sunny :) :)
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LoloAlien Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
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