The stock market in the UK is plummeting, and here in the US as well. People are panicking, only making the situation worse. Everybody needs to calm the fuck down. Leave it alone. Breathe. Watching PBS News Hour I got a little more information on the majority's choice to leave, and turns out it's more about anti-globalization that I had imagined. The rhetoric thus far had been about "them damn immigrants!" It's still about that, I believe, but it's also apparently a backlash against giant global corporations and markets that deny a country its democratic processes. But what do I know? It's going to be a little nuts in the near term. And don't touch them stocks, boys and girls. Leave 'em where they are.
And how about those House Democrats and their sit in? Many are mocking it as a worthless stunt, but I personally was inspired. How else does a minority in that house of thieves get heard? I listened to many of the speeches and I was deeply moved at times. I'm sick and tired of a few GOP members blocking any kind of gun control measures. Blah blah blah. We have all been here before. And likely will be again, and again. I wrote to House Speaker Ryan to give him a piece of my mind. I was polite, but angry and firm. What I really wanted to say to him was "FUCK YOU!!!!" but that wouldn't have been at all productive, now, would it?
Health wise, this was an extremely sucky week. I have been sleeping an inordinate amount and am still exhausted. My blood sugars are absurdly high. I have had dreadful sinus headaches. Each day I feel as if I am walking through gelatin. And not a pretty, colorful, molded affair either. But today, ah, today. I had a massage and not only did it do my body a good turn, it had a very positive impact on my mental state. It feels like a miracle.
|photo by Laurel Harris|
And the cherry on top, I got a message from my daughter. Her friend had her baby boy this a.m. This dear woman who has been in L.'s life since High School. The world now spins around mommy, daddy, and baby, but they are in a world of their own for the time being. I remember the blissful bubble of birth, the radical change that comes with a rush of hormones and complete love. May they stay in that bubble for as long as possible. The world can wait. The world can be a really crappy crappy place. Which is why, when good things come along, we've got to grab on to them and celebrate like nobody's business.
Dance under the night sky. Whoop it up with your friends. Laugh at the absurdity. Eat really yummy food. Get a hold of your lover and express yourself. Call your puppies to cuddle around you while you put up your feet and watch a movie. Sleep, knowing that for a little while anyway, it's all okay and it will all be okay. Or it won't, but I don't have to borrow trouble.
Here's wishing you a good weekend. May you have your moments of joy and wonder. And if your time is sucky, well then, know that it shall pass. It always does. From my heart to yours.