Dear Friends and Readers …
I was truly amazed and thrilled by the interactions generated by the post “Give-and-Take”. This, my friends, is what civil discourse looks like. Nobody likely changed their minds, their opinions or their ideologies based on the discussion, but … we talked to each other respectfully and more importantly we listened to each other! I thank you, Lisa Jensen, for bringing this idea to Filosofa’s Word, and I look forward to more interactions, more meaningful dialogues where, perhaps we don’t change our minds, but perhaps we at least begin to understand one another. I am so chuffed, for this far exceeded my expectations when I first seized upon the idea.
And I thank you all, my wonderful friends and readers, for your participation, for your thoughtful and thought-provoking comments, and your willingness to listen. You guys are wonderful!
Lisa and I will be communicating about ways in which we might carry on with this sort of dialogue, and I will keep you all posted. Imagine what this country might look like if everyone took part in these sort of dialogues, keeping an open mind, finding common ground, even if only small specks of it!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I am still trying to read and respond to the comments, so please bear with me … I am old, slow, and somewhat over-extended in terms of time & energy at the moment, but I will respond to those I haven’t yet.
Love ‘n Hugs to all of you!