The 17th – for delicious mojitos and coconut shrimp!
The 18th – for blogging friends who alert me to things like this. From Elf:
The entire Presidential Committee on Arts and Humanities a group created by Reagan, has resigned. Politico story, with image of the letter – the first letters in each paragraph spell out “RESIST.”
Text of the letter, because I couldn’t find any convenient spot online with the whole thing.
“Speaking truth to power is never easy, Mr. President. But it is our role as commissioners on the PCAH to do so. Art is about inclusion. The Humanities include a vibrant free press. You have attacked both. … This does not unify the nation we all love. We know the importance of open and free dialogue through our work in the cultural diplomacy realm, most recently with the first-ever US Government arts and culture delegation to Cuba, a country without the same First Amendment protections we enjoy here. Your words and actions push us all further away from the freedoms we are guaranteed.”
The 15th – we had dark skies yesterday morning and thick mist over the ocean all the way to the horizon. As the mist lifted and the horizon could be seen, clouds that looked they were sitting on the surface took shape. A weird thing happens then and I’ve seen it multiple times before – it looks like folks are walking across the ocean toward me, toward the shore. Ancestors? The Loa? Perhaps both.They feel known, and important, and it is always moving and a mystery.
The 16th – for my local vocal community and they’re excellent response to the Nazis in our midst. I love you guys!
13th – for the rhythm of the ocean waves carrying the song of my soul.
14th – for my sons willing to replace and redo two floors (tile on one, refinishing on another) while I’m gone even though I picked the worst kind of tile to lay.
Being at the beach for the Perseid meteor shower. ~bliss~
The moon, too!
Hey guys! I’m excited for the solar eclipse on the 21st! I didn’t remember to buy the glasses, though. The ones that are left are outrageously priced. We were only looking for the NASA certified ones. (There’s a list from NASA of certified vendors online and brick-and-mortar.) The only place that still has them? TOYS-R-US!! That’s right! They fit everyone 8 years and up. And they were only $2.50 apiece! *bonus* If you’re looking call your local Toys-R-Us!
7th – for the migraine being gone
8th – for a clear sunny day
9th – for Ringo the cat liking his prescription kidney care food (he was diagnosed with renal insufficiency) and for improvement in his constipation