Yes, we need hope!! … “Halldór Laxness: “All the same…she was not too old once more to view the future in a dream; in a new dream. To be able to look forward is to live.”
4:23 am. Day 780 at Cove Island Park. 780 consecutive (mostly) days on my morning walk. Like in a row.
Beautiful morning. 60° F. Soft, gentle breeze.
Images in front of me at the Park are repeats. I’m tired. This view is tired. All of it, uninspiring.
And that’s all that this Mind needs, just a sliver of darkness, and it’s match-to-gasoline. Supreme Court strikes down New York Gun law, expanding concealed carry rights. Jan. 6 panel. Flood of pardon requests. Ukraine. Uvalde. Putin. Afghanistan earthquake kills 1000. New Mexico wildfire. Abortion rights. Gas Prices. Climate Change.
And then, a hardening, the shoulders tensing up, the thighs tight and stiffening, anger rolls up the torso like an incoming storm. Come DK. Snap out of it.
I’m on the shoreline. And there they are. He’s embracing her. They sit quietly and stare…
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