I can't/won't complain about this eternally gray weather, knowing that a few states above me, there is complete devastation from rains and flooding, the like which hasn't been seen in a thousand years.
A thousand years.
I'm off to town this morning to go shopping with Lily for new jeans and to go see August whom I miss desperately. It is reported that he slept very well last night with not one spit-up! Ah. What an amazing baby! I have soup to take the little family and boiled peanuts too.
I just finished listening to "Orange Is The New Black," the original book written by Piper Kerman. Mr. Moon and I have been watching the series on Netflix but I found the book to be even better. Some of the details are the same, some have been refurbished, changed, twisted and shined up for the series which is completely understandable. I came away from the book, however, with far more respect for the female gender and even less respect for our prison system than before I read it. The heart and grace and ingenuity displayed by the women Ms. Kerman was in prison with is awe-inspiring. The system in which they are kept is horrifying.
I am running behind here so I won't step up on the soapbox but I will just say that the way we incarcerate people in this country, both in the numbers and in the methods has got to be changed. I guess that goes without saying.
Humans are funny critters. We sigh and say, "Well, you can't change the system."
We sigh and say, "Well, you can't change the weather."
Obviously, we are, in fact, able to do both.
I will ponder that today.
All love...Ms. Moon