Yesterday, I said that I'll be voting for Trump in the New York State primary and in the general election if he wins the nomination. Here's something I'm not going to do. Become an activist.
Now that I've made up my mind, I'll stop arguing with people about the election. I'm not going to try to convince other people to vote for my candidate.
Here are some other things I'm not going to do:
- Put up a sign in my front yard
- Post a pro-Trump graphic blast every 10 minutes on Facebook
- Campaign relentlessly on my weblog
- Campaign relentlessly in the comments section of any other weblog
- Obsess daily about the polls and who's winning
- Engage in a slander campaign against Hillary Clinton
I'm going to go back to focusing on being grandpa, to playing and writing music, to sketching and painting, and to taking care of my health and contemplating my mortality.
I did what I saw as my duty in saying out loud that I'll vote for Trump. I listed my reasons in depth yesterday. And, now I am at peace. I will not become an activist for any cause, especially for the cause of electing a public official.
A few years ago, I was plagued with the internet enemy syndrome. I was always in a running battle with somebody on Facebook or in the comments section of a weblog. This became an extraordinary negative, as I found myself focusing my mind throughout the day on countering the arguments of my internet enemy.
I gained nothing from this and lost one hell of a lot. I lost my peace of mind, my serenity and my focus on the things that are important to me.
I've tried to jettison this syndrome. Most days I succeed. Some days I fail. I am but a sinner. But, I am trying and I know now how I want to spend my day.
Today, I will do a full one hour set of yoga with a YouTube video of The Rosary delivered in Gregorian chant. I'll visit the gym to try to get back into weight lifting. What a struggle it is for me to stick with that regimen! My sketch for today will be on the subject of envisioning Peace of Mind.
After I return from my physical workout, I'll play my Bach Two Part Inventions and Bach Preludes and Fugues for Organ. Then, it will be on to working on fleshing out my new song, "Diffrunt Kind of Meat."
I'm on vacation from my grandpa duties. My daughter is a school teacher and she's on spring break. I miss my babies already.
That's the plan for today. No politicking. No attempting to influence the opinion or votes of anybody. No arguing on Facebook or weblogs. Peace of mind and focusing on the things that are really important to me.