by S. J. Brown
This past month, while catching up on blog posts it became obvious that I am really a middle of the road type of person. I became a middle child when I was 16. Maybe that plays a role in the type of person I am, maybe not.
I have seen lights in the sky I could not explain. UFO, well I don’t know. At the time I lived near an Air Force base. Perhaps it was an experimental plane. But then again is it feasible that our planet is the only planet with intelligent life on it? So like this Black Bear I am in the middle of the road on this one.
On the subject of ghosts, I waver back and forth. Having lived in an old Victorian house there were things that I couldn’t explain. We had a persistent banging noise that could not be traced. Also our dog at the time would sit next to the rocking chair, wagging his tail as if an old friend was sitting in the chair petting him. Things would disappear throughout the house, but eventually turn up. So like this family of otters I have covered the left, right, and middle of the road on this subject as well.
It’s possible that I don’t have all the facts so I can’t make an informed decision on issues like these. It’s also possible I have other things on my mind. Some things people are adamant about simply don’t matter to me. It doesn’t matter to me if the toilet paper roll is loaded so the paper rolls out or over, as long as it’s there when I need it.
When dining with friends some people want to split the check evenly, others want to pay for exactly what they ate. Since I am not a money oriented person either way works for me, again I’m in the middle of the road like this coyote.
Long ago I learned to pick my battles. Does it really matter in the grand scheme of things, if not, I let it go. When my mother in law helped me set up the kitchen at our house she insisted glasses needed to go in this cabinet, cups over here and pots had to be near the stove. I know it was my house I should really have had an opinion on this. But wherever the glasses ended up that is the cabinet I would go to when I needed a glass. If the pots didn’t work out well where she wanted them I could always move them later and tell her they just didn’t work well for me since I’m left handed. So even on things like my kitchen I am in the middle of the road like this white tailed deer.
I am not a middle of the road type of person about everything. I do have opinions on a lot of things and I am not shy about sharing them. I recycle, buy recycled products and reduce the amount of trash that goes to the curb whenever I can. I think it is our duty to protect this planet we call home for future generations. When I am in someone else’s home I will ask them if they recycle before placing an item in the trash. This is a subtle hint that maybe they should.
I plant trees with a local group; I think everyone should plant trees. Why? When you plant a tree it will live and grow for years, even generations after you are gone. They provide shade, oxygen and are esthetically pleasing.
Being cruel to children and animals is wrong; there is no wiggle room on this. So as I travel down the dirt roads of life you will find me mostly in the middle of the road. However when something gets my attention I will firmly plant my feet on the shoulder.
So where do you stand? What issues do you take a stand on? Do you waver on other issues?
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