Since I voted a few weeks ago I simply scrolled past all of the VOTE! notices on Facebook and put my hopes in my pocket and got on with life.
Which today, did not entail a great deal.
I did go for a walk this morning and I just don't know what I'm going to do about walking. It simply hurts so much when I'm done. Muscles, joints, nerves- probably even corpuscles. I don't know. It's not so bad when I'm doing it but afterwards, I am, quite frankly, lame.
I also got rain-caught about a mile from my car but it wasn't so bad. It was more of a good shower than a downpour and the water was as warm as the air which was already so warm and muggy that the rain barely made any discernible difference.
While I was walking I noticed a guy in a rented flatbed truck pulling into various driveways and then out of them and after awhile, I'd see him driving back down the road or back up the road. I figured he was looking for something and sure enough, he stopped to talk to me and said he was looking for a road off to the right (and he gestured to the left, which was confusing) with "an Indian name." For the life of me I couldn't remember one. He said that three black cows had found their way to his yard in Capitola which is a few miles away and he was trying to figure out where they'd come from. I told him where I'd seen black cows before and he thanked me and drove off in search of the owners and I continued my plod up the hill.
Mr. Moon is back already. The weather in Georgia where he hunts has become abysmal, rainy and muggy like here which makes for poor conditions. I think his plan is to stay home until it gets cooler and the weather clears. I will admit that I am a bit disconcerted. Last night I made a vat of curried squash and sweet potato soup which he is not especially fond of but that's what we'll be eating tonight although he's going to a basketball game in Tallahassee later and the pita bread I'm making to try and round out the meal may or may not be done before he leaves.
Me too, baby. Me too.
It's raining again and thunder is rolling across the sky to the west. I just stole this picture off of Facebook.
The photo was taken by Mark Peterson, if Facebook isn't lying and I think it's beautiful. That's Andrew Gillum, voting with his children.
Like I said, I've put my hope in my pocket but if you could dig deep enough to find it, it would look like that. Just like that.
Let's hold tight. Whether you wear your hope right on your bosom like a big ol' red, white, and blue sticker or keep it hidden away to try and protect yourself, just hold tight and don't let go of it entirely.
I have not had any spit all day I am that tense about the whole thing.ReplyDelete
this post gave me life today <3 holding my hope very quietly to my heartReplyDelete
Oh that’s a beautiful photo of Gillum and kids. As I watch the returns tonight, your state is breaking my heart.ReplyDelete
Fingers crossed that good prevails.ReplyDelete
Why do you hurt so much after walking?
Hope you have a good evening.
I'm just not gonna look until the morning, although I did see that Beto lost in Texas. How could those people vote for that other motherfucker? It's just hard to believe. Maybe Beto will hold out and run for President or something or other in 2020. All we can do is the right thing, and we've done that, Mary. Tonight I'm thinking of your aches and pains and wondering whether you've ever tried a topical CBD salve. People swear that they help. There's one by Apothecanna that I know can help.ReplyDelete
Beto was a long shot really. I was hoping it would be close enough for a recount but I guess not. that 'other motherfucker' just lied his pants off and Texans ate it up because that's what they want to believe. except some of us.Delete
I'm sorry you hurt so much. I hope you'll find a remedy...I'm at a loss over our election results and sad because a friend died earlier this evening.ReplyDelete
Sorry Mr. Moon had to abandon the hunt. (The deer are happy, though!) I wonder if there's something you could do differently to ease the pain when you get home after walking -- stretching, maybe, or a small dose of pain reliever? Or maybe some gin? :)ReplyDelete
Oh, Elizabeth's idea is interesting -- CBD salve! I wonder if that would work?Delete
sorry walking pains you so much. maybe if you didn't walk 5 miles all at once. that would probably make everyone hurt.ReplyDelete
and at least we took the House but disappointing results in Florida and Texas.Delete