Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Bubble

My family and I are not what people may consider very high-tech. We have no Internet on our phones. No tablets. No portable gamers. We have a very basic cable package, which has become even more basic since moving to the country. (Did you know there is still a scrolling TV Guide Channel?!?) We have one family computer that we all share--and yes, even the three-year-old gets his turn at the computer each day.

We had our homepage set to Yahoo, but with the recent events of the world today, my husband and I decided that the graphic imagery was too accessible to our little ones during computer time. We have since reset our homepage to Disney Jr. As if I already didn't know enough about what was going on in the real world...well, now I know even less.

But I have always enjoyed living with a little bit of ignorance. It's not that I don't like to feel educated. It's just that I don't have a need to know everything. And I certainly don't feel compelled to know it all the instant it happens--complete with live streaming coverage.

Maybe this makes me naive...but it makes me happy.
Maybe this makes me vulnerable...but it makes me happy.
Maybe this makes me oblivious...but it makes me happy.

And it makes me wonder:
Is it this ignorance that gives me bliss, or is it that I already know the ending to the story?

It's easy to get caught up in the worries of the world via the news sources. Our resources are being depleted. The polar icecaps are melting. The nation is broke. World leaders are corrupt. New wars are beginning. Wars that have been fought for centuries are still going on. Hate. Greed. Lust. Loss. Death. (And don't even get me started on the Kardashians...)

And in spite of it all, if I can look past the headlines to see through the haze of smoke that the earth is bellowing out, I see victory. I see good news. I see a new world.

I am not putting myself in a bubble. I have simply already put on my armor.