Last Wednesday evening I turned on the TV to watch Law and Order:SVU. I get caught up in watching several of the crime shows as I enjoy seeing the mystery unravel. Lately, I have wanted to stop because the crimes are always graphically described and involve horrific abuse against women and children – hence the name SVU – Special Victims Unit. The images mess with my mind and soul too much.
We have entered the Lent period, which I regard as a unique time for reflection; we begin to leave the cold, dark winter months and enter the spring. I am turning the TV off and plan to use that time to listen to music, read, work on my writing, and get out snail mail or emails to family and friends.