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Day 232 – 11/02/2020

Here we are… the months, weeks, days, and hours have passed, one by endless one, and we find ourselves on the doorstep of KNOWING. We’ve agonized our way through every bit of it, pulling for America, afraid to hope. We have collective PTSD, not just from the election of 2016 but the four years that followed, and we need a divorce from our abuser so we can get well. The polls are in and tabulated and will change only infinitesimally before tomorrow, so we are where we are. Gonna hide and watch, and hope the growing sense of peace in my gut isn’t just a protective device to keep me intact.

It’s a sunny Monday, the start of a five-day warm-up, and I’m taking the light pouring through the blinds as a good omen. Maybe I’ll get something done today, strike it off the list and use it as momentum. Not sure why it matters, but it still does. Something about self-respect.

The PickleBall players should have a good week of it, with the sunshine and warmer temps, so things are looking up all over, dare I say it? I’m ready to put hour-by-hour awareness of what’s emanating from the White House on the back burner, relax a tad, and leave it to people who know what they’re doing. Ready to enjoy and talk about books, music, art, movies, all the things that make living a joy. Ready to live an unexamined life for a week or two. As we’ve seen clearly now, all of human existence is politics in one sense or another, and this will be my platform for the duration:

Listening to the experts and daring to hope. It’s a bold course, but I’m here for it. One more day…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thelastnightowl
    Nov 02, 2020 @ 11:59:39

    “I’m ready to put hour-by-hour awareness of what’s emanating from the White House on the back burner, relax a tad, and leave it to people who know what they’re doing. ”

    Too bad there doesn’t seem to be any current resident of Washington who falls into the category of “people who know what they’re doing.”

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    • Judy Smith
      Nov 02, 2020 @ 12:22:38

      I have full confidence that if the Biden/Harris ticket wins, we’ll see knowledge, intelligence, disciplined decision-making, and competence rise to the top again. Joe’s been there, he knows how it’s done, and America’s ready for it.

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  2. aRJay
    Nov 02, 2020 @ 09:31:10

    Yes, yes, yes! Every bit of this! I’m with YOU!

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