Quotidian Update 4,600,000.e.2.ii

Every little tidbit of whatever has been wrung out of me. It’s been weird enough having a little dog who likes soft rock AND The Dead Kennedys (huh?) and a big white dog who thinks all tears are sorrow (No, Bear, it’s OK. I’m happy). In fact, it’s kind of weird living with dogs as I have been since March, but…

A friend of mine from Switzerland (who has lived in the US for 20 years) texted me this:

It’s nice to see happy people, not in fatigues and brandishing weapons. I just can’t believe it. It all sounds too good to be true. It’s like a bizarro universe — he’s the opposite of Pumpkinhead. I loved how Biden finished his speech, and then the announcer was, “Well, let’s go back to football!”

One of the best parts, to me, is no more Betsy DeVos and a First Lady who is a college English teacher. I loved reading all the messages from all over Europe, the mayor of Paris, “Welcome back, America!” Most of all, I love that we will be returning to some attempt to contend with climate change. I don’t feel it’s as high on anyone’s agenda as I think it should be, but I don’t rule the world.

I know it’s not over until January 20, but I’m more than hopeful right now. I learned that many of the people voting for Trump believed they were voting for “law and order.” Law and order can come to a people in two ways; from the outside in police brutality and repressive systems, and from the inside, through education, social support and care. I prefer the second method.

Of all the cool memes and graphics that came out yesterday, I love this one most. We see the bad easily. It’s usually noisy and ugly and gets a lot of attention. But the good is often simply quiet and steadfast.

The featured photo is the back of the crane garden sign. The woman for whom I painted it is someone I “met” here on WordPress ten years ago. In these fraught and surreal times, I have been very grateful for my “town” here in the cybersphere. ❤


19 thoughts on “Quotidian Update 4,600,000.e.2.ii

  1. It all makes me smile every time I think about it. I am not American, yet I also feel this huge weight off my shoulders. Enjoy your new world!!

  2. I love the idea that Bear thinks all tears are sorrowful. Yesterday was a very happy day for the country — what a shame that only half the country understands that. Hopefully the next 4 years will demonstrate the reasons to them!

  3. Here’s hoping the US can get back on track as “the United States”, as Mr Biden put it, and head in a direction that will be for the good of the nation and its people.

    • There is lots of anger on both sides, but maybe it will burn itself out. I hope so. There’s no point at all dragging this out or holding grudges. The world needs us and we need the world. ❤

  4. I felt a palpable sense of relief and hopeful optimism when I was out after the welcome news yesterday. I am trusting the process and figure that the only ones who will benefit from DJT’s histrionics are the lawyers. I love your photos/memes. 🙂

  5. Yes. and YES again. I am ready to turn the page and start the story from the beginning. It is good to know that the rest of the world is standing with open arms to welcome Pres – elect Biden back onto the world stage. I’ve got to find that Giuliani press conference!!

  6. Bear is clearly an empath. I bet she senses that your tears are “good” but just wants to show her support and caring in her unique loving way.

    Your signature notation on the garden sign is perfect and will serve as a lovely reminder to the purchaser for years to come. How could you not memorialize the day? Just makes the sign even more special.

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