It’s interesting how we adjust to this new way of existing, of this no longer doing everything we want exactly when we want it, or finding everything we need when we need it.
How we adjust to staying home.
The noises have changed too, and it’s only just now I’ve noticed that they’re not doing the work they’ve been doing the last few days. The traffic is quiet, nearly not there at all. I know that all around me, neighbors are home, but they too are quiet.
I like the quiet,
It’s sunny today, bright and warm, and the grass is starting to shine a bright, new green. But I cannot smell it, though if I think about it hard enough I can, I cannot get near it, the parks are still closed. Soon we’ll be missing the crab apple blooms.
I wonder if the birds who fly through in the spring are here.
I’m not stir-crazy, it’s not that exactly, but I miss breathing in nature.
Well, anyway, I hope your Tuesday is peaceful and productive.
Normally in April, for the past several years, I’ve done the A to Z Blogging Challenge, where you blog the alphabet, A to Z, six days a week and visit other blogs in the process. It’s fun and I’ve met a ton of really great people (hi really great people!) but I’ve decided I’m just not in the mood this year.
It could be a good distraction, sure. On the other hand, it requires an effort I just don’t have right now. My energy is so consumed by what is happening in the world, and I think that’s OK.
We don’t have to do everything. Even if, in theory we have the time to do everything.
So give yourself a break as you figure out how to adjust to everything that’s going on. This is a lot, and I swear it’s using up half my energy, even when I’m not thinking about it.
If you decide to participate, enjoy it! There are fantastic blogs and really fabulous people. And if you don’t, enjoy that too. It’s really fine. Whatever that thing is you decide you don’t want to do.
Have a great Tuesday.
Still working on the positivity thing. First of all, spellcheck does not recognize positivity, so I think that says, well, it says a lot.
Secondly, it’s tough to be positive when Republicans have called upon people to sacrifice themselves to the money gods to appease Wall Street, and none of that is hyperbole or metaphor.
Not hyperbole. Not metaphor.
But taking a step back from the Hunger Games, Senior Edition, yesterday we thought about the routines we’re going to try to stick to with all this going on. Today, let’s think about what we can try that’s new.
Now see, I had this idea for the post, and I still don’t know what I want to try doing. Maybe I’ll report back tomorrow.
The world is our oyster, only the world is, for most of us, limited to our clam shells. I think that’s a mixed metaphor, but only a little.
So I’ll think on that, a new habit I’d like to try while we’re in this strange limbo. And if you know yours, feel free to share it.
And meanwhile, have a great Tuesday.
If you have a primary today (OK, Ohio, I know it’s tough to know in your case) GO VOTE. And if you have extra sanitizing wipes you can spare, bring them for the polling place, they will appreciate it.
Wash your hand, wipe your booth or screen, and let’s get the regime that did this to us OUT.
Have a very effective, vote-filled Tuesday.
After a morning stroll….no, stroll sounds too pleasant…after a morning march through twitter, it’s inescapable. Everywhere, there’s blatant, unabashed dishonesty, spoken as vehemently as though it were truth.
Like people can invent their own truth.
They make things up out of whole cloth, and defiantly tell you to prove the sky is not green. And you can point to the sky, which, today for me is a muddy gray, and show them its clear lack of greenness, and they will just tell you it’s green.
What you can see for yourself, be damned.
And it’s not just the trolls and bots. Human people have absorbed it, taken it in, and now feel empowered to bend reality to their will, truculently, obstinately. The illogical must be taken as logic, or only abuse will follow.
It’s meant to be.
Let’s not be that, let’s not accept that. Observe it, block it, oh definitely block it, and let it go.
And let’s focus on getting ourselves off this careening edge.
Have a great Tuesday.
There are days that feel like crossroads. We’ve had many of them, particularly in the last four years, like railroad tracks carrying us off in an immovable direction.
Well, we’re pulling into the junction. Yes, I understand I mixed my vehicular similes, and yes, I’m plowing ahead anyway, and yes, I do realize that’s a third.
Anyway, what happens today matters. If you have a primary today, what you do matters. We stand right now with a range of possible futures; lets make sure that we give ourselves the best ones possible.
If you have a primary, go vote. And have a fantastic Tuesday.
But don’t think it’s going to snow. Maybe later, I guess. It’s gray right now, an innocuous kind of gray, not that gray that tells you it means business.
Yesterday I tried to start off with enthusiasm, but the day kind of got away from me, as Mondays are wont to do.
It’s funny, does anyone ever use that word in any other way? It just sits around the dictionary, knowing people aren’t wont to use it.
Yes, I have a sly smile on my face right now. It takes very little to amuse me
Writing was medium yesterday, not the outlet but the amount, and I need to make better progress today. Also there’s a little thing called editing I haven’t done in ages. I should probably do some of that.
I kind of wish it would snow, I like inclement weather writing. That’s always so cozy.
Anyway, snow or no snow, I hope you enjoy your Tuesday.