|Spotted in our town – coming for our local peace march|
Yes, the peaceful protest is tonight at 6:30 in a retail area. The chief of police is supposed to walk hand in hand with the promoter. So hopefully this should go well. Facebook keyboard detectives have warned that a bunch load of \”troublemakers\” from Portland are here in Redding. Honestly, the photo they used looks photo-shopped. I just can\’t believe it. Isn\’t it against the law for out-of-the-area people coming in? What about the virus? My son said he heard a rumor that truckers closed down I-5 just north of us. I sure hope this is peaceful.
I\’m staying out of it. I don\’t run fast anymore – and am not as light on my feet as I used to be. I have no good reason to get involved in all of this. I figure I did sit-ins, during the \’60s and \’70s. If this all turns sideways, I don\’t want to be there.
I will show my solidarity safely at home.
Funny and kind of hypocritical that many who were adamant about not leaving their house due to the virus, are out there mixing it up and not social distancing. My 67 yr old friend I have known since I was 18 and she was 19 – she told me on Sunday, she feels like she wants to break windows because she is so mad. That bothered me. I\’m upset about the injustice of it all, too – but I can\’t see or understand the looting and destruction. I donated to a go-fund-me- account of a black business owner in Minneapolis that had his bar burned down. It was so sad when I saw him, crying. He hadn\’t even opened yet due to Covid19 – That\’s just not right. He was a Minneapolis firefighter as well. This morning I heard he raised over a million dollars! Good for him! I wish him abundant success.
Confusing times we are in and I hate to be pessimistic – because I am more of a realist – okay maybe I am a pessimistic realist – when it comes to politics. I don\’t think things will ever be the same. I think we will be seeing social unrest into Nov elections and if Trump should win, his next 4 years will be more of the same; possibly worse with an assassination attempt. Gosh, I don\’t really care for Trump\’s personality. I do respect the office and I just see things differently. Plus I try not to be a Hater. Yeah, and that takes constant work. Hate does not become me.
I was doubled over in stomach pain all day yesterday. There is nothing I can do. I have to try and eat things that won\’t bother my stomach and stay away from the news – basically, I have to live in La La Land which is hard to do when everyone is talking about it. Like right now, I have this area in my stomach that just burns – it feels like it is burning a hole. I TRY and find some peace; I\’m working on a portion of my yard to make it a serenity garden. Even when I am digging or plotting out the yard, my mind is thinking. I can\’t turn off my brain!
Now off to the garden…