… and it was evening, and it was morning …

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sunrise over countryside

It was evening, and it is morning of the sixth day.

Preparation day


The blood of outrages has cooled to a mere sullen simmer.  I will NOT turn on the news feeds today.  I do not care who is outraged about what.  I am disenfranchised and silenced, but oddly, it is a blessing.  Once again, I am reminded that government is not my boon, but is more akin to living under Caligula. Let the blind lead the blind.  I must be about my master’s business.

So goes the musing this morning.

I am reminded today that politics is not something you willingly deal with.  It is best avoided like an ill-mannered boor.  It isn’t always possible to avoid an oaf, and so on those occasions you smile, offer blandishments, and drift off as quickly as possible. 

Near sundown, I will sit with my family at the Shabbat meal and recite ancient blessings, and remember that for all of us, there is a day when we cease from our labors.  That is my mantra these days.  Hold fast to what little I have in the hope that I am counted worthy. 

And this morning, I certainly feel like I have little.

9 thoughts on “… and it was evening, and it was morning …

    Lia Storm said:
    January 8, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    I always answer over there but I will say I love that picture you posted with this. Look how relaxing it is. Much better if you go outside and just re-connect with the Creator and His handiwork. Even if that is not your picture, or is it? I bet you can see something just as beautiful out your back door and it doesn’t involve politics or liars 😉

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      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 8, 2021 at 4:56 pm

      Unfortunately my once beautiful backyard view was taken over by a 10 wide trailer my neighbor set up for his boy, so now I just ‘borrow’ sunrise pictures. But usually from public domain sites …

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        Lia Storm said:
        January 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm

        Well that is okay. You can borrow mine anytime I post them ❤ But mostly I do sunsets ! But either way, they are free. 🙂


    rwiegers1155 said:
    January 8, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    You have Snookums. You have upwards of 13,000 pots of perfect coffee, pecan waffles, adoring pups and a bluegrass loving budgie. You have a past to remember and a future to come. You have much.

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      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 8, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      Yeah, if I can get this runaway horse of resentment I am riding turned …


        Rusty Armor responded:
        January 8, 2021 at 4:59 pm

        I think it is near 14,667 perfect pots of coffee now …


        Becks said:
        January 8, 2021 at 5:06 pm

        Let it run, it will run itself out eventually. And, as for the coffee, math was never my strong suit.

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    Catherine said:
    January 9, 2021 at 5:06 am

    This, too, shall pass … or so they say. I’ve lost faith in “they.” Have a peaceful weekend, my friend.


      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 9, 2021 at 11:42 am

      I am trying to stay peaceful, but it is hard when I am seething in outrage …
      The same for you, MzD ….

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