I digress. This post is supposed to be about Lucy. As most of you know already, Lucy hates the rain. Even warm rain. She is quite slow in getting up from her bed if it's raining outside. Amazing how much the rain affects her hearing. If it's raining we usually have to call her twice. In normal weather, she is up immediately.
What did you say? You can't seriously want me to go outside again, Mom.
You know how I hate the rain and I'm quite comfortable right here.
We feared she might be losing her hearing, and she probably is losing some as she ages. But if she is downstairs with the TV on, and I start to chop vegetables or fill the doggie treat jar, she is upstairs in a flash. So it appears her hearing is definitely selective.
Here in the United States, we are caught up in a very controversial Senate Judiciary Hearing for a Supreme Court nominee. There are many, (myself included) who believe the process of this particular hearing has been flawed by overwhelming partisanship, the likes of which we seldom see. It makes us wonder about our Pledge of Allegiance when ends, "and justice for all." Soon we will hear the already-determined outcome.
It is fitting that today's quotes are about justice. The first is by Saint Thomas Aquinas:
Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in circumstances confronting him.
The second quote is by Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate, holocaust survivor and political activist: