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Treasuring the Educator

A former friend of mine tricked me into becoming something I am not The volunteer President of our condo association, a position I clearly cannot afford midst trifling disassociations. We were starting our Autumn tradition of arguing about next year's budget which typically continues until we recommend something utterly preposterous to our membership which they will certify remains inevitably inept and fail to ratify. As usual I had brought my manicure and pedicure kit and had just starting to work on my nails when I noticed our Treasurer became more animated whittling his thick stick of concern about what residents are losing More than interested in what resilience we all might gain by cooperatively discussing what we hoped to win by remaining together to complain rather than lose by fostering further whittled down polarization, debate, predative Patriarchal Capitalist zero-sum economic games not for the faint hearted to explain and weak-nailed to refrain, furthering our political apartheid without EarthJustice therapeutic rebate Our parsimonious Treasurer operates from a presumed strategic position of holding Aces in all four empowered and enlightened suites, empirical voices, win/lose trumping win/win choices: 1. Legal institutional document authority which provokes a yawn, 2. Political membership voting power with an 88 to 5 majority on his oppressive side, 3. Economic responsibility to our tax and fee paying majority with neglected cuticles, and 4. social-cultural expectations for rational Straight White Male privileged self-interested capitalist business behaviors like playing golf and paying lap dancers to do what I would gladly do for free if I could avoid these dreadful defeating meetings. While switching to my feet, I also noticed our tax-payer responsible Educator vigorously responded while vehemently knitting two and furiously purling three She moves away from prior win/win positions which had favored cooperative strategies when she votes against a loan for beat-down residents to fix our leaky crumbling corporate problems Rather than abstaining because now, unlike last week, she has become unclear about whom and possibly why the Treasurer and the Accountant and the Bookkeeper will debit just the 88 Residents or the 5-vote School for improvements exclusive to the residential side of our sadly governing equation. I also notice our scarf-knitting Educator has moved away from supporting a win/win trade formerly championed: White Mansion for the School and Glass Factory for the Residents Now she contests this even-steven to invest in another strategic competition, win/lose backpedaling, now claiming disproportionate future values for bargaining, debate positioning, repolarizing while she rips out yet another ribbing row, another year too ripped off not grow Perhaps, one day in our dismal future we will see where this might go More cooperatively thawing drawing toward win/win center for indigenous sacred wisdom values: 1. licit equity of whittling natures and knitting medicine spirits, 2. politically crafted co-empathy, 3. economic health-nailed co-investments, and 4. socially therapeutic restorative justice favoring win/win strategic right and left-handed and footed health is polyculturing wealth communication Because clearly this night we are not having our best multicultural non-fright cooperative mediation of momentary delight Wherein we retain well-manicured focus on what we anticipate moving forward more beautifully together rather than lost in whittled down anxiety about what we will never support For lack of egocentric anthropocentric monotheistic monocultural predative gain As our corporate Treasurer's win/lose strategy to some better deferred peace day EarthJustice regain without all our polarizing hocus pocus To retain a more regenerative win/win wedding less autonomously win/lose divorced More cooperatively and therapeutically discussed of course while I re-examine my left pinky with absent minded disgust About a now former friend of mine who tricked me into becoming some hang-nailed treatment I am not.

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Date: 10/28/2022 9:45:00 PM
Brilliant use of the metaphor manicure! I am astonished at the entire iteration! Elizabeth
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