those who read my blog, and are, of course, important to me, but whom I do not know personally.
It is easy to be friends and friendly with those who share your life, those who resemble you in perception and experience, but not so easy when you encounter people who look, act, or worship in a different way. I guess it is our tribal nature that creates such a strong us versus them reaction. What is sad is that we have such a divide here in the United States between the tribes known as liberal and conservative, despite the fact that we share affinities in our tribe called America. My hope is that our tribal nature will continue to expand to the point where it encompasses all the peoples of planet Earth.
To all my readers, those similar and those with differing perceptions, I offer this Christmas and New Year wish.