I enjoy living in my happy little world. I do not enjoy watching the news with any real focus because there is so much nastiness around that I do not want to think about. I would prefer that my positive energy impact a bit of the world instead of that negative energy destroy mine.
None the less, sometimes I must see the dark side a bit.
I received a summons for Grand Jury duty. Last Thursday, I went through jury selection as I have done a number of times in the past when I was working. This time I did not have a real reason why I could not participate for a portion of the four months (yes, 4 MONTHS) of the term. So, I volunteered to do up to a month of the time.
Today, I spent the day going through orientation. It was interesting and informative. The Grand Jury decides if the prosecution has sufficient evidence to take a case to court…to indict. So, the Grand Jury spends 8 or more hours a day hearing the prosecution’s side of felony charges…drugs, theft, assault, rape, murder, etc…and there is a lot of that stuff. Four months of that for those that have volunteered for the full term. Eesh. I am not sure that I would ever fully recover from seeing the full extent of the evil in the world.
I like my small town. I like thinking that lots of good exists. I want to remain a positive energy. I will substitute during this time if I am needed but I will run home to my small town and the voices of my kids and grandkids on the phone.