I'm always surprised to find another month almost gone. I'm retired and have no idea where my time goes. OK, it goes to reading, knitting, and playing with dogs. And a bit of house cleaning, cooking, and laundry. Regardless, 2013 is simply flying by.
You know that Lucy almost always "shares" a bed with Ellie.
Sometimes she uses Ellie for a body pillow
Other times for her head
But I really don't understand why she does the same thing on the floor.
We have LOTS of floor space in the great room and the dogs tend to lie on the hardwood in warm weather. You would think they would not want to lie together, but Lucy invariably finds Ellie.
Here in NC, people are still gathering at the General Assembly to protest the terrible legislation that our Congress is enacting. All of it seems designed to take power away from the cities or to disenfranchise women and the poor.
So every week, Mondays are declared "Moral Monday" and people gather to peacefully and legally protest. Hundreds of them have been arrested by Raleigh's finest. Members of the clergy, business leaders, local commissioners, school board members and concerned citizens are arrested. Last Monday a 79-year-old Asheville man and his 77-year-old wife had plastic handcuffs snapped on their wrists and they were hauled to the police station with others. And what is their crime? Simply that they refuse to disperse when the police order them to do so. They are doing nothing illegal. They are in a public place and have every right to be there. (Reminds one of Madison, WI, doesn't it?) I applaud these people. I hope the gatherings increase in number every week and especially I hope their message is heard. I thank them for what they are doing. I might even take the journey myself.
There are so many people still suffering on our planet. It is our duty to help them as much as we can. So give of your time or your money. Do whatever you can to help your neighbors.
As Kahil Gibran said,
"There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward."
So give whatever you can and give it with joy.
HAVE A MOST WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!!!