Our Lucy continues to keep us grounded during these times. She accepts whatever happens and lives her life to the fullest, running free in the sunshine whenever possible. Lying on her beds and snoozing when it's raining. Unlike too many of us humans, she is not at all reluctant to indicate that she needs a bit of affection for whatever reason. She will walk over and lean against your legs. After some head scratching, petting, and an occasional belly rub, she walks back contentedly to snooze again. If she could talk, I'm sure she would say, "Thanks. I needed that."
We have had only a bit of sunshine this week. Mostly we have had heavy rain and high winds. And that's all right too. Today the high is 48. Strange weather indeed.
Lucy and her shadow running in the brightest sunshine.
Her smile says it all.
I cannot comment of the events of this week. My son sent me a text saying, "Ugh. I hate everybody." I feel much the same way, so this post will be short with three quotes:
"We are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone. But my greatest compassion will be for our own struggling citizens"
Donald J Trump
And this quote by Bernie Sanders yesterday, as Republican members of Congress joined the President at the White House to celebrate their victorious passage of a new health plan:
"Donald Trump and Republicans just celebrated voting to let thousands of Americans die so that billionaires get tax breaks.
Think about that."
And from the Dalai Lama:
"I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival."
And from an old poem, author unknown:
"Oh Lord, help us and save us."
Continue to write your elected officials and tell them what you think. They may not listen but it's still the least thing you can do. Look for appearances at town hall meetings or other times when you might join others to express your feelings. Do whatever you can to make your voice heard.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND
TRY NOT TO WORRY SO MUCH