Today is the first of July and this is only my second post. Hmmmm! Too bad the date isn’t the second of July, then my second post would be on the second. Sorry, numbers and their significance hit me like this. That said, I will now get back to my original reason for writing this post.
This is the month in the USA we celebrate our Independence. This Friday, July 4th, is our big day of picnics and fireworks. I have always treasured this day of celebration because of everything I learned in school about how our forefathers fought for our country’s independence. Even though I realize that not everything I was taught in school about our forefathers may not be the actual truth I still get goose bumps knowing that in some way our country does stand for liberty and justice for all. At least some of our forefathers gave their lives fighting for this liberty and for that I am eternally grateful. At this point I will say that as we all eat lots of food at our picnics, enjoy the parades and thrill at the fireworks I hope that we all in the USA can think about ways we in our country can get back the strong purpose our forefathers fought for. Precisely what I mean is that we in our country need to make sure that there is liberty and justice for everyone who lives in the USA. This feeling of equality for some and not for everyone really has to stop. That is all I will say about this at this time, but, I will share my thoughts on this further in a future post. Right now I am going to return to the real reason for this post.
Yesterday I wrote about the blessings and challenges that come my way as I walk my daily path. Well, little did I know that after writing my post I would face a great challenge. The challenge that came out of the blue was a test for my passion about independence. As I sit here today writing about it I have a greater sense of perspective of the situation that threw itself at me.
I like to walk, in fact, I am a pedestrian. I gave up my car almost three years ago because of my concern for the environment. I do take the bus, but, most of the time my main mode of transportation is walking. in fact, I love to walk. Walking is not only great exercise for the body it is great exercise for the mind. I do most of my thinking things through as I walk. I also can commune with nature more easily when I am travelling by my feet. The plants, flowers, birds and insects I see every day are amazing additions to my daily journey. The palette of colors I see thrill my senses.
Yesterday was no exception. As I walked to the store I was thinking about my blog and what I will be writing about. Out of the blue a car drove by me and the man driving the car called out to me and started to talk to me lewdly. In fact, he made a very indecent proposal. I immediately yelled at him to leave me alone and to get the H— away from me or I would spray him with mace and call the cops. He immediately drove away, but, not before I got his license # and the make of the car. I’m not stupid. I know that a woman walking alone can be a target and that is why I carry mace. No, I am not stupid, I am however very independent and I like my freedom. I do not want to feel that I can’t walk around Las Cruces because some jerk decides I am a perfect target for harassing. I as a human being have the right to my freedom and I as a woman who walks as my mode of transportation has the right to walk free of any harassment. In honor of my freedom I will be filing a police report against this jerk (and yes, he is a jerk because of his stupid actions against me and any other woman he harasses). I am filing this police report on behalf of my freedom and the freedom of all oppressed people. Yes, I am passionate about this!!!!!
Yes, I am passionate about what happened to me yesterday and I am very emotional as well. I feel like I am going to cry about this for hours and I probably will. I also want to address the “Where The Heck Did That Come From?” feeling. In astrology this is an out of the blue happening that is typical of Uranus, the planet that shoves us un-expectantly, found in the sign of Aries, rushing us headlong into things and situations in a fiery way of impulsive actions. Ok, my experience yesterday is a prime example of Uranus in Aries action and guess what? My filing a police report against this jerk is just the right Uranus in Aries action in return. Does that make me feel any better about all of this? Not really, but, it certainly helps me gain back my sense of freedom and hopefully by tomorrow I will be feeling better about that. For now I just want to take a deep breath, feel my freedom and go cry my eyes out.