This is the view I woke up to.
I am posting this photo instead of writing the post that I had intended to write.
The post was going to be all of the names that people call HIM.
I collected names.
Then I realized that after I wrote the last post, I felt like I had been wrestling in the mud (or worse.) It took a while to shake the feeling.
Also, a friend and reader of this blog said to me the other day, "that last post, wow, you really have a ton of anger!"
Can I write about what is going on without anger? Should I? Anger is good sometimes, isn't it? Is it healthy to get angry and then stay angry, when HE and his minions are causing so much pain and turmoil in the world? Shouldn't I be writing about how his despicable decisions are going to hurt/kill millions of people?
(Consider for example what happens when people lose their health insurance. Millions will not get the care they need. People with serious illnesses will die.)
But does it help the situation to write about it in anger? What other way is there to write about it?
I haven't figured out answers to these questions. Until I do, I will (try) not to write about you know who.
I couldn't watch the speech the other night. I know I should have. It's my civic responsibility. But I just couldn't. As my husband watched in the living room, I lay in the bedroom with headphones on, listening to meditation music and reading a fantasy novel.
Recently, a woman I know told me that she was so upset about the vicious political debates swirling and flinging around on Facebook that she signed off the app... for good.
"You're not supposed to read something on Facebook and then feel like you want to jump off a bridge!"
How do you live/think/read/act/feel/write when the world feels like it's mired in...sh.. mud? I wish I could answer these questions.
(20 minutes later.)
AS I WAS WRITING THIS POST, THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTED: