I’ve just walked through my apartment, – the pleasure of starting my day. Bed’s made, soft lights turned on in the darkness, coffee beans ground in a new grinder and now perking, morning news is on low, very low- the best time of the day and in no rush to leave with plenty of time to compose a slice. It’s Tuesday and lots of Slicers are out there composing and posting, reading and commenting and I’m in the process, in this powerful community of writers.
It’s funny, in my own world, in this peaceful space I am healing, breathing and feeling you with me. I am at peace but in outside in the world, just steps away, Donald Trump is preparing to take the reins of power for Barack Obama. I am worried that we are in danger As I increase the volume on CNN, there’s news of Trump’s call to punish recent flag burning with jail, a loss of citizenship. He continues to rant in tweets with lies, that he own victory was ringed. Some news outlets call him on it, many don’t. Now newscasters talk about his conflict of interests around the world. Who cares? Will it ever stick to the teflon Don?
Last night I had dinner with friends, good progressives, together we ate hearty boss of chicken soup and drank from a bottle of beaujolais nouveau 2016 and we shook our heads. How do we begin a term of Trump with any hope or optimism as he continues to build he team of beasts preparing to enter our garden of democracy.
How do we get through the next 4 years in one piece? WIll I be able to walk my apartment each morning feel peaceful? How would you be able to sit across from me each morning, reading the NY Times, shaking your head…feeling optimistic?
Breaking News: Just got this article written by Barbara Kingsolver 🙂