I am going to take today off.
As a child growing up on Long Island, I remember Sunday was always a “day of rest.” After church (where I did indeed “rest” through Father Sullivan’s entire sermon), we’d go to the bakery and load up on the carbs. Then, after the late breakfast, we’d take a “Sunday drive” out to my aunt’s house where my aunt and mother would get sloshed. Ah, those were the days…
So, today I am not going to write about abortion. I am not going to write about “choice” or about “life.” I am not going to pose uncomfortable questions to my friends on the “choice” side and I’m not going to query the pro-lifers.
Instead, today I will read my New York Times. I will then go out and buy pansies for my flower box. I might finally go see “Avatar.”
Later tonight, I might catch up on some pleasurable reading. My current craze is (are?) the novels of Theodore Dreiser.
Then, to end the evening I might try to watch that new show on HBO, “The Pacific.” And, no, I am not getting paid to mention the show.
I’ll start chiming in tomorrow. But, for today, I hope everyone has a good day. The issue of abortion is a tough one and folks on both sides of the issue mean well. Let’s take today to appreciate how we can have a civil debate on a medium like this one!