I was listening to Michelle Wolf on Youtube yesterday, and oh, she was funny. That kind of funny that is so close to the truth… so close that it makes you laugh really hard, and then nervously, and then… well you start to think. She was making a joke, and/or a point about how we are blaming a lot on men these days, especially white men, (and not without reason), but she goes on to say that white women have to admit that they are part of the problem… and she responds for them, “Me???? You can’t blame me!!!!???… I didn’t do ANYTHING.” Pause. “Yes. Exactly.
It’s so easy to blame everyone else for everything. “Well, they didn’t… they shouldn’t have…” Maybe it’s time we look within. What did I do? What could I do? This is the hard part, because it involves work. But this is the glorious part, because it matters. It matters what we say, and what we do. And we can have fun along the way. This can be joyous. And we can laugh. And we can do more. Today I’m going to be strong enough to forget the “Why me?” and embrace the “Let it be me.” And I’m going to fail, and laugh, and fall, and get up again, and win a little, and smile a little, and love a lot, and try a little more. And it’s going to matter… no kidding.