I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:
The world just keeps getting weirder.
Don’t know if you’ve noticed.
And it’s about to get weirder still, I fear.
Maybe you have noticed that I don’t really talk about politics or other hot topic/controversial stuff here. Ever. You get enough of all that out there in the Real World, beyond the friendly, however wide-eyed borders of Misfit Land. But today, I make an exception.
I want to talk a little about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who as you likely know passed away just yesterday after a two year battle with cancer.
And whether you read the books, saw the movies, bought the t-shirt and knew her bio inside and out before yesterday… or barely knew who she was, I’m guessing you probably have some very strong opinions about this woman; a woman who, if I were to guess again, no one reading these words actually knew.
And you may even have some stronger opinions about what her passing should mean for our country, at this pivotal moment in time.
And I know how silly it is to try to inform an opinion that’s already been formed… but even so… I wanted to share something I came across that I think might be important to carry into the tumultuous weeks and months that are surely ahead of us.
This is RBG herself, eulogizing her Supreme Court colleague, fierce ideological opponent, and dear friend, Antonin Scalia. Go figure.
I hope you watch it. But just in case, here’s my favorite line (that she, in fact, quoted from Scalia):
“I attack ideas, I don’t attack people. Some very good people have some very bad ideas 😉… and if you can’t separate the two you’ve got to get another day job.”
Civility. Grace. Dignity. Friendship among ideological foes? What?
Guess that answers my post from the other day. (read it here!)
Thanks, Justice Ginsburg. Thanks for showing us it can be done.
I hope we can remember.