December 21, 2020
Dear Someone, Anyone,
The days are getting longer! Last night there were clear skies and we saw the bright confluence of Jupiter and Saturn and it was spectacular. I know that the official date of the Great Confluence is tonight, but this is Michigan and we probably won’t have a clear sky tonight. We will still be in the throes of darkness for a few more months, but that glimmer of hope, of a gradual light growing every day, of a new year beginning soon and a new administration starting in a month, (sigh), makes me feel like anything is possible.
I know everyone wants a return to “normal”, whatever that is, but I think we also want a new normal. There are a ton of big problems that need solutions. We know that there are always big problems in need of solutions. President-Elect Joe Biden will not solve all of them, especially if You Know Who in the Senate has anything to say or not say about it. Good grief! Look how long it took to get another relief bill passed! The House passed one like forever ago and You Know Who in the Senate was quiet for the next eon. We also noticed that the Executive Branch with He Who Shall Not Be Named House, had nothing to say or do about the dire situation of so many of our people. It’s been a display of incredible leadership and by that, I mean incredible that there was no leadership. He Who Shall Not Be Named can’t lead anymore because he is incapacitated by grief, which may never move on to the stages of loss that follow the first stage of denial. I hope he gets some professional help in Florida.
Maybe there will be a Great Confluence miracle that will solve all our problems, but the miracle of the vaccine is a great start. I’m looking forward to getting the shots even though it will take a few more months. I also know that “miracles” happen when we work for them, so that means continuing to wear the masks in public and, well, you know the drill. We have lots to be grateful for and lots to look forward to. Again, I know this is a very trite thought, but it is heartfelt and true. We will have an administration that will help people get food, shelter, clothing, jobs, a healthier world and let’s throw in some world peace while we are at it.
There’s a long way to go to reach our goals and lots of nonsense from You Know Who to try and block the roads to solutions, so, look at the bright light tonight or during the next clear sky night to see the stars, the future and hope.