I feel all warm and fuzzy after yesterday's post. Thanks for the love y'all!
A couple of people brought up things like "folks are tired" or "social media is for kittens". Look I get the whole being tired of life thing. I came up from multigenerational poverty. Shoot, me finishing HS was considered a feat! Going to and completing college was just icing. I'm well acquainted with being sick, injured and struggling with money. That's pretty much been my whole damn life. But those aren't the folks who are fading out. In my life, people who are going through rough times are the ones who tend to seek me out for help and support. Nope, if these folks are 'tired' and only want to watch cat videos and such, then it looks like an excuse to me.
Let's be direct here, White American Culture values the individual over the community. The people who've hung in there with me come from cultures, like mine, that value community over the individual (there are limits, but that's a whole 'nother post). And because of those core values, they will either mute my posts, skip/hide the ones they don't want to see and yet still manage to call/email/post on my wall greetings on birthdays and holidays.
I dunno... maybe I am posting too much crazy stuff... here's a representative sample of what i've posted the week before I got ill. Maybe I do need to cool it, let me know what you think.
And a palate cleanser here: