I am an American. I live in an integrated neighborhood in a diverse city: we are in an uproar right now.
I am a biologist. We are in an uncontrolled outbreak of a new, highly contagious virus with a high fatality rate.
I am the daughter of parents who were raised in the Great Depression.
I am an autoimmune disease patient. My latest blood results just came in, and I am losing ground.
I can see the storm clouds on the horizon, but right now I am maintaining my peace and making plans for my future as I knit in the garden, surrounded by shafts of sunlight coming through the leaves of the tree above me.
In the eye of a perfect storm, I am outdoors seeking peace in my garden with the sunshine all around me. In a little while I’m going to head into the house and do what I can to address the issues swirling around me.
In the meantime,
Get some sunshine for yourself, and
Breathe and Hope, people!!
22 thoughts on “Your Wednesday Sunshine: Breathe and Hope”
Yep. There is a problem here, and it is really a big one. This is a complicated dynamic, and the marches are fueled by years and years of abuse and outrage; the response of the police in some situations are giving more fuel to the fire. The looting and violence add fuel to the fears of people who call black American citizens “thugs”. Then there are the tweets by the president that just keep adding fuel to the fire. Ugh! Tonight was pretty productive as the Mayor of our city and some police joined the protest, and the protesters are getting more organized and intolerant of violence. As they (the protestors) organize their platform and determine next steps I do hope that things will change. There are many, many dedicated law enforcement officers and I have to believe that things will get better in time.
You never know: this conflagration may yet produce something good, as C-19 has done for workers (you know, being able to work from home and stuff).
Let us metaphorically keep our fingers crossed from now one, eh ? 🙂
sending you love!
I am so very sorry you are going through all of this.
It’s just crazy, isn’t it. When we all come out of this I think our world will be different.
I agree. I just hope it is for the better.
Hope. We all could use a big dose of that right now.
Your shawl is beautiful. Enjoy the sunshine:)
I’m a big believer in hope. But I write letters and make phone calls, too, and I’ve been known to go to a protest when there wasn’t a pandemic going on.
This post was good for my soul but I am sad you are losing ground.
Me too. I’m hanging in there, but this is discouraging for sure. I think that I need to stay out of the sunshine (which is ironic, since it makes my feel so much better emotionally…) since it activates my scleroderma and I’m taking too much organ damage right now. 😦
Such a courageous post
You are planting seeds of peace.
Be well and take care of yourself.
Thank you. Stay safe!
Breathe and hope are good mottoes watchwords right now. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. I hope that you can begin to gain ground again! Take care of yourself and stay safe!
I think that I need to do a better job staying hydrated and go back to gardening at dusk as I was feeling so much better on oxygen and I have been working outside. Dang scleroderma! It just refuses to cut me a break!
It sounds like you have some good workarounds figured out 🙂
Your shawl is gorgeous! It’s peaceful.
It is. It makes me happy!