Baseline Wrap-Up

Before illness, I loved to play tennis.  Although never the fastest player on the court, I appreciated the fact that tennis is also a game of strategy.  My strategy was often to aim for the baseline, a shot that almost always caught my opponent off guard.  Of course, missed shots were most often out-of-bounds.

This past week has called into question the standards and guidelines by which we govern ourselves.  Even though I don’t live in the U.S., what happens there is a reflection of universal imbalance – corrupt politics, arguments that serve power over the good of the public, and a reliance on an old baseline.

In tennis, the rules are clear.  The baseline doesn’t shift.  It is apparent, in light of the current upheaval, that societies need to review and re-evaluate their accepted practices.  So much of what is happening is definitely out-of-bounds, and partially due to a lack of clear-cut boundaries.

Okay, enough about that.  Thank you again to Proscenium for the prompt suggestion.  Other contributors include:  Olga from Stuff and what if…, The Bee Writes, and Sgeoil.  Thank you all for your thoughts, and here’s hoping a calmer, more sane week lies ahead.

See you tomorrow for a new challenge.

V.J.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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