Wednesday's Thoughts: More Sociological Imagination
This morning I was up extra early. Might be because I couldn't fully sleep and there so much on my plate at work to take care of. Since it was still dark, I made sure to have my reflective and light gear on.
I knew I had to get a run in, even if it was short. As I ran I was thinking about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce was blasting all over the news and the shooting Keith Lamont Scott was left silent. Or the Appeals court agreed that employees don't have the right to wear dreadlocks. In other words if an employer has issues with dreads, a person can be fired. The history of politics of African-American is long and deep. The court did not see how that is discriminatory. Other important issues are going on but they aren't covered or mention.
In Sociology we talk about Sociological Imagination. How Personal troubles are Public Issues lately that has been true on multiple levels. Yet, I have to run and breathe to get a sense of place and sanity back. If I could I would fly away but I can't. How fitting that I ran by the airport T station. HA!
I was having my am running moment to think and process. That within itself is a lot and so very helpful to have the space to think. To add to the helpfulness, smelling freshly baked bread was comforting. : )