That's right, "Allons-y!" Let's go!
I'm going to get a little deep here. Not very, but a little. 2017 is up and running, and for me, it's been great. But I'll be honest, I'm lucky. Some people close to me have had the year start out, well...rough doesn't begin to describe it. So I almost didn't post today. I had asked myself, am I being respectful? Is this the right time?
Thing is, I know these people support what I'm doing. They believe in this website and these stories that bring some fun into their lives. So I'm going ahead and posting because, well, I like to think that in its own little way, this brings a little fun into your lives as well. You really help me out a lot be just being there and letting me do this. Doing it sure makes my life a lot more fun.
And you know my philosophy about fun. If we don't who will? And if we don't, they win. You see, escapist fiction is great becuase it's about good people like us facing the forces of evil directly and prevailing. It's my hope that these little adventures I write give you some rest, some fun, so that when it comes to facing the real evils of this world, you'll find the courage to prevail.
In our lives, that evil exists in the selfishness of others, the drag of jobs we don't like, the worries about the well being of our kids in a coddling and hypercompetitive world. Good people are constantly fighting against all the millions of manifestations of fear that are pushed onto us by those who haven't had a chance to realize that kindness is the best way to go about your day.
So, hey, read this silly little story, enjoy it, let it fill your tank. Then, Allons-y! Hug your kids. Smile at the cashier. Reach out to someone you care about. Take the high road in the face of ignorance and make that person smile in the process. Fill the world with all those little kindnesses. That's how we fight evil. Fill the world with fun.
If we don't, who will? If we don't, they win.