Observations of life by author and poet Charles L. Chatmon
Hey folks, followers and friends: here's an update.
It's been a few months since the stroke. So far, I'm doing well and improving. I hope within the next few months I'll return to my usual self. For right now, I'm fine.
Who hasn't heard about the Coronavirus and the madness it's created? You have pundits talking Doomsday scenarios when seriously, all it takes is to take personal care of yourself and if you cough, cover your mouth. It makes no sense to believe not taking the simple steps you need to ensure good health. If I didn't listen to the doctors last summer, I would have expected a longer stay in the hospital than I would have liked. Instead, I listened to every recommendation they offered and now I'm much better than before. If we all realized we have the power to control our health, the Coronavirus while formidable, won't be the end of us yet.
I didn't get a chance to speak on this because I needed time to recover and get my brain back to normal, but much has been said or debated on the new reparations issue. Those of you who are my new followers may not know in my first book, The Depths of My Soul, I wrote about it. Keep in mind I wrote Pay Me Mr. President a poem back in 1998, the book was published in late 2001. While I have a policy to stick by the points I make in my past works, this one I must tell you....well, wait until I post the poem online and in this blog. Then I'll discuss it more at that time.
This brings me to another random thought: Think for Self. Right now you are reading this on my blog which means you are exposed to my words, my opinions, my viewpoints of life. I allow you the opportunity to debate whatever points I bring up. What I do ask, is that you be civil and respectful when you do. This 'Superinformation' Highway has created a legion of conspiracy theorist artists who believe it is their job to share 'the inside stuff' on what goes on in higher levels of government to the point it affects all of us. Does learning what a political figure plans have any significant meaning in my life? I may learn of a certain law they back to limit my vote or determine my fate, but seriously, we can hear and read what these same conspiracy theorist artists may post for years and yet life goes on. What they espouse may entice your curious minds, but time ticks on and your life continues to pass by every day you hear a conspiracy theory but with the knowledge, there's nothing you or I can do about it. Rather than give up hope, I prefer that we focus on the basics: caring for your loved ones, speaking up for yourself when the time requires and while voting is discounted due to these folks, try anyway. We're all going to die. We all don't have long for this world nor can we take anything with us so what does this all matter?
Think for self. Don't let anyone sway you into a feeling of despair. When you do that, that's when you have lost my friends. Recently, I have visions of the last time I saw my father. He laid in a hospital bed, but his soul was gone. The first thing I thought about when I saw him isn't that he was gone but that's the fate in store for all of us. Every single one of us. Your parents, your husband or wife, me. What should matter is to log off the internet and not be swayed by the influence of another. Life is too short for that. Think for self.
So these are some of the thoughts I would have shared with you last year. Due to my stroke I had no time to focus on these topics. Maybe I'll return to them and give you the rundown on how I really feel. Until then, take care.