Friday, January 25, 2019
Returning To Life
Today was glorious. I woke up in a cold room but so very snug and warm in my bed which is the way I like it. As I breathed, I could feel the cold on my face, delicious and crisp like the bite of a good, sweet apple, even as my body was so warm.
And I did not feel feverish in my joints or back and getting out of bed was not so hard and it's been that way all day.
I took eggs to my neighbors across the street. I walked to the post office. I took that picture on the way home. It's an amazingly huge, old oak tree and its branches span a quarter of an acre. The sky was cloudless and winter-only-blue. I hung clothes on the line and I cleaned out the nests in the hen house. While I worked, little Miss Violet clucked fiercely at me, telling me in no uncertain terms that she needed to get to the nest NOW to lay her egg and I finished up as quickly as possible so that she could have her safe privacy. I dumped the poopy hay in the garden and was going to use the cart to go pick up fallen branches in the front yard but decided that no, I didn't need to push it that far today.
And I didn't.
I am so grateful for this day that I've had. Everything has seemed such a pleasure. I made a cup of tea and put sugar and milk both in it and I could taste honeyed, hot flowers in it. Just the simple ability to sit and watch something on TV, knitting with my cat beside me without being in any sort of pain was a sort of joy. I have felt the wealth of my life truly and surely.
And to put the cherry right on top of the cowgirl, another one of Trump's best friends/advisors/all-around-evil-person was arrested and the government is opening back up without one cent being budgeted for a stinking wall.
I started to watch the documentary on Roger Stone today but just couldn't. What I can't figure out is how we have let these criminals run our country and bleed it dry. Not only have Stone and his compatriots been getting their own candidates elected, they've then been in a position to lobby them to enable and support the most horrible of dictators and rulers for whom they work, getting richer than Midas along the way.
God. It's been a great scam.
Well. Perhaps there is some hope that sanity and the actual will of the people can be restored to our government. I'm not betting on it, but at least there is a fragment of light to focus on and that's all we can possibly ask for when things have gotten to the place where we find ourselves.
I am so glad for all of the government workers who can get back to their jobs and who will receive their paychecks. Despite what ungodly rich Republican lawmakers seem to believe, grocery stores and doctors and banks and gas stations no longer have a system whereupon you can run a tab. And people have been suffering and our country has been too.
May there be an easing for all.
Happy Friday, y'all.