TODAY!

It is 10:00 am and I am just waking up this morning.

I actually slept well last night! I can’t believe it! It’s the first time since Hillary lost in 2016 that I woke up stress free. I feel lighter. I can finally breath a sigh of relief. Soon there will be dignity and reason back in the White House. The crazy bully will hit the road and his bigot minions will go back to hiding under the rocks they crawled out from under.

At this moment in time my cancer antigen numbers are in the normal range and the President elect is not a fascist who wants to deny me healthcare because I have a pre existing condition. Right now, in this moment, the world is a beautiful place.

Oh sure, I’m aware a storm is brewing. Metaphorically, and also a few miles from the state of Florida. But, for this moment in time, I feel safe. I’m going to live! I will have more time on this earth and I don’t have to fear that racism and anti Semitism will escalate because of some wacko leader.

In a few weeks I will begin a new maintenance chemo treatment to keep my cancer at bay, and I’ll probably feel crummy again, but NOT today. In a few weeks I will remember all the people I know who allowed themselves to be influenced by a deranged oppressor and let their basest instincts rise to the forefront. But NOT today.

Today I will just be grateful that Democracy and decency won and that I am alive to see it happen. Hallelujah!

29 thoughts on “TODAY!

  1. Laura, Of course I searched out your music. I’m impressed with the number of instruments you play and your diversity in how you play them. Your music is fabulous. In my youth I played a classical guitar and an electric guitar. I was actually in the first all girl’s rock band in South Fl. I didn’t stick with it because life somehow got in the way, but I have immense appreciation for women in music. And music is still a big part of my life. My youngest son, who now is an assistant director in TV and films, is very musical and collects vintage guitars. He recently bought a vintage fender because it reminded him of one of the guitars I played in my youth. He sent me a picture of me with my old guitar and his new/old purchase. (He loves refurbishing old guitars and amps to get that perfect 60’s sound). Your writing is lovely but the fact that you play guitar is even more impressive!

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  2. Yep…great day, that. It’s nice seeing others like yourself embrace the Joy as it comes along.
    peace
    ps-quick fix for easing into the ‘new’ guttenburg block editor: Just select the paragraph block and write/cut and paste text as if it were the old editor. I’m confident you’ll get the hang of it soon enough!

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      1. I’m totally humbled by such a response…thank you for searching out my music in the first place.
        As for Hatikvah – man, that piece is so expressive of the ‘yearning’ for home we all experience, no wonder it’s the National Anthem of Israel.
        peace always

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    1. I’m more active on FB because during my chemo treatments WP changed its site and editing and posting is difficult for me. I can’t seem to figure it out. If I’m on medication I’m just too foggy to try to solve the mysteries of WordPress. Whereas every morning I can have a cup of half caff and go through Facebook and write something. I’ve written pieces and try to post on WP but often can’t figure out how to post it or add photos any more. It’s just frustrating and confusing for me the new way WP is now. Plus I can’t seem to edit anything I write. It’s strictly because I’m been technically challenged with this this new WP update.

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  3. I’ve been following the Election from across the Pond, I knew the result would be close but I still thought Trump would win. One problem for the UK though, our own Government was hoping for a Trump win simply because he’s pro Brexit and promised a good Trade deal, of course that was meaningless BS but there you are! The question is whether Trump will ever accept he lost fair and square? I’d guess no.

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    1. Yeah, you can’t believe anything Donald says. He will most likely never accept the loss but Biden won big time and so he will legally take over in January. Trump will exit the building but who knows what damage he will cause in the meantime. Sadly he keeps spouting unsubstantiated lies about the election and he still has fans who might get violent. G-d knows what they will do or who they will hurt. I do look forward to once again having a leader who truly cares about this country again and one who isn’t a bigot.

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      1. I’m not a great fan of George ‘dbw’ Bush but his White House final press conference was well classy, he conceded graciously and wished his successor well, and Obama offered his help to Trump’s team so as to make the transition simpler……….. both men showed class and even their most militant of supporters would have realised the game was up so to speak………… on a side note I like Biden and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kamala as President within the next 4 years.

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      2. yes, I may have disagreed with George W on many things but he was a nice guy. You always knew he loved his country and he followed political etiquette appropriately. He wasn’t the idiot everyone thought he was, and most importantly he didn’t blame others for mistakes he made like Trump does. I love Biden and he may decide not run in four years and hand over the reign to Kamala. But I feel confident in both of them. I would have voted for Kamala had she run for President. She’s a very competent woman. However, my ten year old grandson is smarter, more articulate, and knows more about science and civics than Trump does. And truth be told, my cat is more consistent, reliable and way more intelligent than Donald Trump!😻

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  4. I too am so proud of all the voters who turned out. That’s democracy in action! And the poll counters have been amazing. But, you are correct, we must work together. Hopefully, we can get back to working across the isles the way John Lewis and John McCain did! Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  5. Such a positive outlook, Hope you continue to work your way through the tough times, I for one am pulling for you. I am slowly allowing the knot in my stomach to unwind, so much to do and we have to do it together. I am so proud of the way the country turned out in such high numbers.

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  6. You said it girlfriend! It is a great new day and we have lots to be thankful for. Your gratitude shines through your writing and inspires us all to smile, even in the face of the coming storm–metaphorically and literally. We got through four years of trumpism. We’ve got lots of work to do to right the wrongs but we are up to the task. Keep the faith!

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