A Day for Fun…

2016-10-09-15-14-43Halloween.
Let it be a Day for Fun!
Silliness and Treats and Creativity and Imagination…

Halloween is about Social Activities.
MOM had a Costume Lunch at the Senior Citizen’s Center on Friday.
I found her a Fabulous Witch Hat.
And she seemed to enjoy that!
I asked how it was, and if she wore her Hat.
“YES!” she replied, “And my Orange Coat! Betcha’ didn’t know I even had an Orange Coat!”
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FLOTUS

Cover of LIFE, 1939

Cover of LIFE, 1939

When I was a kid growing up,
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT was referred to as if she were some kind of Saint.

It would be years before I would learn of her intimate relationship with LORENA HICKOK (“HICK,” as she was called), and her place in LGBT Culture.
But my childhood memories are of her Words as revered.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
 
“You must do the things you think you cannot do.”
 
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
 
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
 
“Women are like teabags. You don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.”
 
“The future belongs to those who believe in the Beauty of their Dreams.”

I am a sort of a Baby Boomer, born late in that Game — after World War II, and into the Sixties — but I never understood this idea of a First Lady Leading and being the Mother of a Nation.
Our Presidents were all Men, after all.
From whom was I to get some context for this?
PAT NIXON?
The reprehensibly Out-Of-Touch NANCY REAGAN?
As TONY KUSHNER called her, ‘The Understandably Heavily Medicated LAURA BUSH’???

This Past Week, I understood what all of the Fuss was about.
A Nation in Pain.
A Nation So Desperately in Need of Healing.
A Nation in need of a Woman
to Care and Mother and Heal…

I Thank God for MICHELLE OBAMA!
I think she is my single Favorite AMERICAN!
She is Beautiful in Every Way!
She is Intelligent and Graceful and Truly epitomizes what it is to be a First Lady.

Whatever your Party and However you may be Considering Voting,
Would you consider Dropping any PreConceived Notions you may have, and watching what she said in New Hampshire a few days ago:
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About That Last Post

Pencil PointHello, Fellow Citizens of the Blogosphere!
I am really struggling with my Writing these Days.
Over the past two or three weeks, every time I sit down to write a Blog Post about Recipes from the Summer or Artistic Pursuits or Gratitude or Miracles, all that comes out is all of the Angst and Fear I am feeling about this Election.
It is Wearing Away at my Insides and Keeping me up at Night.
I finally decided I would write about it, and Post it.
I didn’t like how it came out.
So I wrote it and rewrote it in tiny micromovement windows all week long.
I kept feeling that there was some Higher Perspective Piece I wanted to write — something about us all as One
or Making the Right Decisions
or Respecting one another.
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“Don’t Forget to Vote!”

A Meme from the Internet

A Meme from the Internet

I have been somewhat stymied of late.
Unable to Write.
Because I hesitate to write about anything that isn’t an attempt to stop the rise of DONALD tRUMP to Power.
It is Paralyzing.
We Must All Lift our Voices!
Now!
It will require All of Us!

It is only another 25 Days until this Election but Free Floating Anxiety tears at our insides.
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