Friday's ode to Southern sayings return. Playin' possum simply means pretending like you're dead or asleep to escape danger. Ironically, the first written record of this term was back in the 1800's and had to with a political party playin' possum to avoid discussion or taking a decisive stance on an issue. Ring a bell?
I'm not going all political in this blog, because frankly, I don't have the mental energy to do so. Why? Because these politicians or non-politicians turned politicians are slap wearing me out. I am a reasonably thinking person who can think through a problem and form an opinion on said problem. I am also an active voter and care about the direction this country goes in, not just for my sake but for the sake of my children and grandchildren. I'm also a Bible believing girl who's read Revelation multiple times, so therefore I've read the last page of the book. However, it's the end between stuff that's terrifying. These sound bytes, endless Kindergarten-like screaming matches (there aren't enough corners and everything you need to know you learned in Kindergarten is truth), and the reality TV version of our present real-life reality is enough for me to be tempted to lay down in the middle of the road and play possum until December 2016.
But I know I can't and I won't. Because you know what happens to opossums (correct spelling) who play dead for too long? They become road kill. And that's not pretty either. Road kill either ends up as graffiti for the highway or the main course at dinner.
Keep your head up, pay attention, and know your vote matters.
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.