I almost skipped Random Photo Friday today, but my sister texted me to ask why I hadn’t posted a photo, so I decided I’d better get with the program.
Remember the Sumi ink drawings I posted a few months ago? This is another of those, and the reason I chose it for today is because I’ve been kind of freaking out over here for the past few weeks. For so many reasons, the presidential election campaign has completely done a number on me. I feel like I’ve been knocked in the teeth with a hockey puck, or run over by a drill rig, or mauled by a pit bull. Or all three.
I know I’m not alone: I’ve spoken to countless friends over the last couple of weeks who are feeling similar things: rage, astonishment, helplessness, foreboding. This is a nod to the sharp knuckles of fear that have come rapping at my door, at 3:00 am or any old time of the day.
But I think I’ve made a bit of progress today in regaining my perspective and yanking my ankles from the quicksand of despair. I’m working on writing out a few thoughts that have helped me to breathe a bit more easily, and I’ll post those in a day or so.
Hang in there, everyone. We're going to make it through this.
Happy Weekend! The sun is edging over the horizon later and later in the mornings, and disappearing earlier in the evenings. Enjoy this last bit of summer while you can; the first day of Autumn arrives on the 22nd.