Fancy magazines talk about “rotating your art,” which is what I suppose I recently did, though “art” makes it sound much fancier. They’re pieces I’ve picked up, from art fairs to Michael’s, just because I like them. And sometimes you get tired of staring at the same things.
So I did a little rearranging. Not sure if I like it, but that’s OK, I can always reshuffle. It’s freeing.
In the smallest of ways.
Sometimes a tiny change is all we need. A little variance, something only slightly different. It switches up the way we see things, makes us notice things we’ve looked at blankly for ages.
Not a whole lot of investment. Not a whole lot of risk.
And that’s where my brain is on this Wednesday. Have a marvelous day.
I have to tell you about this miniseries I’ve been watching, “Sara Dane.” It’s set in the early days of Australia and was made in the 80s and the combination of those two factors is utterly delightful.
It’s surfacey and skims over the ugliness and reality, which is what we all need right now. Sure some bad things happen but ten minutes later no one’s talking about them anymore.
Sadly I am nearly finished.
I had another groggy morning, and I don’t understand why it is on the mornings I cannot sleep in I really need to and on the mornings that I can I wake up early with no hope of going back to sleep. It seems vastly unfair.
Maybe not vastly.
So perhaps less groggy than yesterday but not quite peppy. Peppy would be nice. Coffee is helping but not curing.
The cheesiness of an 80s miniseries saga sure does help though.
Have a super Wednesday.
I finally saw “Hamilton” last night. I feel like the last person in the country to see it for the first time.
It was, of course, amazing.
But it had me thinking about how much of the present depends upon quick, split-second acts in the past. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about John Laurens, friend of Alexander Hamilton, soldier and abolitionist.
He was shot and killed at the tail-end of the Revolutionary War. He had wanted to emancipate 3000 slaves and create a regiment to fight for freedom and I can’t help but wonder what would have happened had he succeeded.
What if slavery ended along with our ties to the British crown? England abolished slavery in 1807 and throughout the colonies in 1833. What if this new nation led the way in that regard?
How different the country might be now.
But instead, Laurens was shot in his saddle, his ideas gone with him.
And that’s what’s in my head today. Have a great Wednesday.
I spent a good chunk of the morning watching the Mueller hearing. I got caught up in other things and missed some of it, but overall, it likely raised my blood pressure by a billion points.
Yes, I think that’s accurate.
I ended up pausing it, and it turns out I haven’t missed much.
They’re starting up again shortly though.
Sadly I think that there will be no objective reality to the way these hearings are later described, though reality existed during them. It seems that once there’s a story to tell, the story is told, despite the clear, unrelenting evidence that this regime is illegitimate, that the usurper in the White House is protected by the very fruits of his crimes.
That’s, ironically, some Russian literature-level twist.
So I’m off to watch Democracy smolder, if not outright burn. I hope you have a good day regardless.