“The door to happiness opens outward.” ~Soren Kierkegaard Doors are the subject of countless quotes, and my favorite is Kierkegaard’s. A door opening outward exudes hope, promises escape, offers sunshine, air, and limitless possibilities. The last time I escaped through a door that opened outward, searching for happiness, I instead found groceries and lead footed … Continue reading Open the Door
This week has been a mixed bag. The bag I reached into on Friday, hoping for the best, rendered me a flat tire. Every so often I just have to stare, so I did. Then I looked up to the sky and asked my beloved dead dogs in heaven how they could let this happen … Continue reading Lowering the Bar— Joke
Claude Monet In a tranquil hamlet, a delicate kiss of warmth expressed by the solar sylph, mellowed by a temperate breeze, offers the palliative whisper of hyacinth and sweet lilies. Tiny buds of a thornless rose bush hold the promise that, with their bloom, will come an elucidation of the world’s mysteries. Claude Monet would … Continue reading Tranquility Interrupted
Today is 'No Politics Wednesday' on my imaginary calendar. What should we discuss? How about my self isolation project? I believe in turning every spare minute into an opportunity for self-improvement. When I drive, I practice my French with an audiobook, when I’m— hmm, that’s all I can think of. We are at a transitional … Continue reading My Home Isolation Project
Isolation is a mindset. I have felt detached in company and rejoiced in solitude. I govern the state of my mind. I’m not a perfect person. Of my many flaws, selfishness tops the list. Four days before Trump was inaugurated in 2017, I was injured at work. The two events aren't related, but they have … Continue reading My Children are Trapped in the House, and I Like It
I hope you are not among those suffering illness, and that you are merely among those in "lockdown” purgatory, like me. I have accomplished much since official isolation began yesterday at 3:00 PM. I have created a body dent on my sofa cushion.I have thought about doing my taxes.I've cleared unnecessary papers off my refrigerator … Continue reading How is Your Pandemic Going?