I'm not sure about everyone else, but I'm rather overwhelmed right now. Reading the newspaper (my primary source of news) is a chore and a daily assault. I walk outside every day, and watch the people who won't move from the middle of the sidewalk to keep a safe distance and who don't wear masks and sneer at those who do. Peaceful protests turn into violence to which the "authorities" respond in kind. No one pays much attention to questions like why would people turn violent? Then there's my disgust at the behavior of a male (not a man) who would push aside citizens so he can do a desecrating photo op (just when you think he can't sink any lower into dehumanization, there he goes!). Not going out now for nearly four months, I don't have much new added to my group of photos, so I'm going back through those from when I could go out (as above),
and I often find something I like and overlooked before. And the rains come and wash pollen and dust out of the air and clean my windows and the streets and cool things down for a while. And with less car, truck and motorcycle noise, suddenly birdsongs are clearer and more noticeable. And I message my kids (not a practice I'm fond of, but they seem to prefer that—these kids today (well, not technically "kids" anymore, I suppose), who can understand them?) and that's good. Seeing friends or hearing from them—fewer contacts perhaps than before COVID-19—still they can make a day seem richer. So, today, just today, that's more than enough to rejoice and be glad.
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