Joe: Good afternoon Calliope.
Calliope: Good afternoon Joe. I haven’t heard anything personal from you lately.
Joe: You are right. I have’t known quite what to say.
Calliope: I haven’t seen you lost for words for some time either.
Joe: I haven’t felt that way in a long time.
Calliope: What’s troubling you?
Joe: When I wrote articles and books in the past, I felt I had something to offer my readers. I thought I could inspire them, help them find a way toward their goals and address brambles along their way.
Calliope: And now?
Joe: All I see is thorn bushes. Our country and the world seem to be crumbling. Once I thought many people were working toward a world with opportunities for everyone. Lately I see much of the progress made in the past as unraveling. Too many people seem to want what pleases them for the moment with little regard for their long term well-being or for what happens to anyone beyond their immediate circle.
Calliope: Sounds depressing.
Joe: It is and I am not sure what to do about it. My plan is to look for a way to become refocused and find some positive goals for myself as well as for those with whom I come in contact and those around the world I have never met.
Calliope: I wish you well and hope you find a way to get back on track.
Joe: Thanks. I will do my best and let you know how I make out..