It’s Tuesday, in case you hadn’t noticed or lost track, and I am not full of ideas. That does happen. Lately, more often than not.
I had a spider on the handle of my window this morning, it was clearly trying to find its way back out, and I obliged it, trapping it in a little cup, and then putting it in the widow frame. And like it knew what was happening, it walked to freedom.
There are a ton of people outside on this sunny day with fluffy bursts of clouds, the sky at least a dozen shades of blue. You’d think it was a normal day in early summer, not the middle of a pandemic, not life under a fascist.
Humans are adapatable.
Or maybe really really adept at denial. I largely think it’s the second one.
I didn’t finish my coffee this morning, I probably should have, alas. I could always heat it. Or pretend it’s iced and it’s supposed to be cold.
Anyway, I’m off into the great yonder of Tuesday. Have a great day, as long as it’s grounded in reality.
There are conflicts erupting all over the world right now, and we all know who is behind them. He’s been itching for a world war, and it looks like he might get one.
This downward spiral has so much further it can go, and no doubt that is the goal of it all.
Nope, not light and writerly. Not today.
I wish there was more hope right now, but that is the thing about evil, it is relentless, it is unfeeling. It is difficult for us to stop.
I’m not sure how we stop it.
Remain vigilant, and remember that all we see is not all that’s happening. Also remember, trump and his regime are not on our side; they have not been with this pandemic, they will not be in the future.
Not a cheerful post, I grant you. Have a productive, thoughtful Tuesday.
We seem to be trudging toward a very dismal future, unless something intervenes and as of yet nothing seems inclined. But let’s be clear: where we are falls solely, solely on the shoulders of Republicans.
One thing that genuinely irks me is when people blame Democrats for the Republicans’ actions, and then say there’s no use in blaming the Republicans because they won’t do anything. And that’s exactly the point of it.
Blame them. Hold them accountable. Make their compliance with a regime that wants to deploy the military against US citizens the worst decision they ever made. Push back.
Don’t complain that Democrats didn’t say the thing you wanted them to say in the words you wanted them to say it. Take the fight to the people who are actually causing us harm.
Only the Republicans can stop Trump at this point. Only the Republicans, because they hold the Senate. Only the Republicans can say this has to end, that using federal police to tear gas a peaceful crowd exercising its First Amendment rights is too far.
I’m sure that they won’t, but hold them accountable. Name their names., including the ones advocating active killing of dissenting Americans. And come November, make sure they lose for their lack of loyalty to their nation and their constituents.
It’s unabashedly sunny today, a few streaky clouds but nothing serious. My workout was good, my orange this morning particularly good, my coffee is cold but there’s nothing new about that.
The trees are starting to green up, and it’s a bit like fall in reverse, with some of them full of reddish-brown buds. I wonder if the crab apples are out yet.
I love the crab apples.
Today would be the day to meander along the lakefront, if only we were allowed to do so. Maybe soon.
That would be nice.
Though I can’t imagine feeling comfortable close to other people yet. It feels like our world is forever changed. In evolution, some change happens gradually, over millennia. Other change suddenly because of a catastrophic event.
We’re living our catastrophic event.
It doesn’t mean things will be worse forever, but they may be different. Sometimes species thrive because of the cataclysmic event. We’re here for precisely that reason; the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs made room for mammals to flourish.
It wasn’t so great for the dinosaurs, though.
Anyway, that’s it for Tuesday. Have a really lovely one.
It’s gray and drizzly, at least I think it is, I can’t tell if it’s actually raining, and it’s definitely a baking day today. Why not?
We’re here in Quarantine Land and my coffee is chilly. Right now I’m missing the Chicago Botanic Garden, though I guess I wouldn’t be there now. I stood up and can confirm actual rain, the sidewalks and roads are wet.
I’ve decided to be less morose than yesterday, as much as a person can decide such things, though maybe the weather helps with the mentality of staying in. It will be up and down, I guess, onward from here.
I’m going to attempt marble cupcakes from this recipe. I’m not going to do marble frosting though, because I don’t have the big tip and also I just want plain chocolate.
I’ve always enjoyed marbled cakes, I realized.
Given the lockdown situation, I’m probably going to eat a lot of them, but that’s totally valid, right? If you can’t eat an entire batch of cupcakes during quarantine, when can you?
OK, I promise, some will go in the freezer. I just won’t specify how many.
Anyway, have a lovely Tuesday and may yours also be filled with cupcakes.