Something broke in me this week. It was palpable, and a surprise to me. I hadn’t been expecting it at all.
Of course it had to do with the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
Yes something shifted. I let go, gave up, turned inward. I said, it’s not my world anymore. I feel out of touch.
I feel that sanity doesn’t reign, critical thinking doesn’t affect, logic is lost, and intelligence and education are… diminished.
But then that’s human nature isn’t it? Human nature will rise and it will fall. The world is in a cranky moment.
How I feel:
The electoral college must go. How about doing what every other democracy around the world does? A revolutionary concept called one vote, one person.
I am letting go, to a certain extent, of politics and of current events. I will not rush to turn on the evening news anymore. I can’t stand to look at his face and to hear the stupidities of the day. To see the world being pulled backwards into bigotry, class, race, sexism, lying, sensationalism.
You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it. Maya Angelou
I won’t check out entirely; this is the world I live in, after all. I will leave the street protests to young people; it’s their turn now. I will continue to be angry, not bitter, and I will write checks and write words.
My new dispassion, my step back has made me turn my attention to nature, to peace, to cultivating my own garden. To devote myself all the more to the most important of all human qualities: compassion.
I will make my own little world as perfect as I can. I will knit lovely things. I will bake delicious treats. I will read good books, watch good films. I will work in my garden, take long walks. I will write words and words and words. I will greet each morning with my cup of steaming hot milky tea. I will enjoy each sunset with a glass of wine. Because life goes on.
P.S. A cup of tea is always my way to soothe and inspire. I have some dates and some applesauce, so today I’ll bake this Date Apple cake. It’s a start.
P.P.S. And here’s a great escape! Netflix “The Crown.”
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