It Surprises Me Too

I am opinionated.
I have a strong personality.
I am I think fairly laid back and not conservative at all.
Then I began to look at my relationships.
By far those that I interact with in person are most conservative.
Christian.
Married.
Children.
And than there is me.
And my bestie C.
We are both single.
We always did march to the beat of a different drummer 不不不 lol.
Than I looked at the friends that I have made from afar.
In the States.
There are a few of you.
And when this lockdown period is over and the borders re-open it is going to be a helluv a North meets South party.
Across the Pond.
And those here in Canada as well.
And by and large they are all laid back.
Driven.
Most are divorced with children.
Wracking my brain and it is my two Canadian neighbors that are committed.
Conservative they are not.
(This assumption is totally based on my reading of their blogs and conversations in the comments. I may in fact be disparaging them calling them unconservative. Is that a real word?)
Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha maybe I just live in the wrong country?不不不不
The whole reason that I started to think about this is that I have two males in my life that are rabid disbelievers in the effects of Covid.
And I refuse to argue with them.
I refuse to because they are not willing to listen to me and I hate to say it when my blood gets to boiling and I can hear it in my head I go deaf and become belligerent.
This is a part of me that I am attempting to work on.
It is not easy to be willing to listen to a different side than your own.
Let alone see through their eyes.
Again work in progress on that one.
The diversity in character of my friends always delights me.
Regardless of what we all believe in.
What I know is that they are all to me part of my vast family.
Whether I have met you or whether we are voices on paper and the occasional skype or messenger video call I adore each and everyone of you.
Your words and presence in my life makes me richer and so much better.
Thank you.
Regardless of if we agree on things or not once you are lodged in my heart it takes a lot to dislodge you.
I am like an octopus
Once I stick I am hard to pull off.
This morning Loki decided that I was going to be his chair.
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Anyone ever try to type whilst holding a cat in their arms?
No easy feat especially since he keeps grabbing me to hug him closer.
PS: 6 days and 3 hours.
穢May 12/21
Pictures are my own.