1.22.2020 – injured innocence

injured innocence
element of genuine
incomprehension

What?

Who?

Me?

When was compassion removed from this world?

In the Holiday classic, a Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown expresses his feelings over the list of requested items in his little sister’s letter to Santa.

In response, Sally Brown, the little sister, exclaims with injured innocence and an element of genuine incomprehension, “All I want is what I … I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share.”

Left unsaid is, “What’s wrong with that?”

Watching the news.

Reading the papers.

Surfing online and seeing intolerance.

Not on your life.

Don’t tread on me!

So many stories and viewpoints are easier to understand when I realize the people in the stories and with the viewpoints are stating their opinions with injured innocence and an element of genuine incomprehension.

Their look, their words, even their posture, says that all they want is their fair share.

What’s wrong with that?

All they may want is their fair share.

But something tells me.

Maybe it’s something I hope.

Maybe it’s something I fear for them.

Maybe it’s something I fear for myself.

I am in that boat with all the people I read about.

And I fear, that they, and I, will get what is coming to us.

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