Friday generally is the best day of the week – the doorway to the weekend.
But, today it seems to be the Monday-est Friday ever. Almost as if all the Monday’s of all time have been rolled into this one day.
Painful times infinity.
Today will be a day of avoidance for me – avoiding news, avoiding Facebook and Twitter, avoiding television and radio (sorry PBS and NPR – today I just can’t). I am not sure how I will manage this with how “technology-centric” my life is – but I am going to try. This also means no emails and no looking at my iPhone – a true challenge.
There will be no links today – although perhaps they might make a good distraction.
I will be reading, knitting, watching the birds (see above – a dule of doves?), and getting ready to stand up with the resistance tomorrow in Pittsburgh.
I have added a book to my “read list” We are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama by E.J. Dionne Jr. and Joy-Ann Reid. It is sad that President Obama’s farewell address is not in this book – I think it should be.
But, I will leave you today with President Obama’s Thank you – it is just what I needed for today, and I hope it is what you need too!
Well darn it – I was looking forward to some knitterly links today! distractions… I’m going to the yarn shop this afternoon to knit with friends and I will be buying yarn! distractions… I just listened to the On Being podcast (from last October, I think) with David Brooks and E.J. Donne – highly recommend. This post http://www.signature-reads.com/2017/01/10-books-understand-obama-presidency/ added a few books to my TBR … and now I need to read Donne’s too. Thank you for the link. Peace, my friend. and a hug.
I have declared the same news, facebook, etc. blackout for myself and my sanity today. Over the past couple of days, it has been Obama who has helped me the most – his calm demeanor, eloquent words, hope, emphasis on “we”, and his last press conference. Your Friday post without links is like a day without sunshine, but today is certainly that. Thank you for the dule of doves and stay strong!
p.s. there’s going to be new version of the speeches book that will include the farewell address! https://www.amazon.com/We-Are-Change-Seek-Speeches/dp/1635570913/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
Also missing the links, but I understand your frustration. Mr. Obama, and his family, have been a bright part of our lives for the last 8 years. What we have to look forward(?) to remains to be seen.
Peace, love, and light!
I have my head in the sand as well 🙂 We can hide together!
I hope that even on this tough day you will find moments of joy
I can’t help but feel that it’s a dark day in our nation’s history, one that our generation hasn’t seen before. All we can do is resist, find the good, and work for change! (and maybe do some drinking)
The weather here is so fitting today . . . dark, dreary, rain. (Of course, it’s been like this every day for weeks now. I think it knows.) I’m deep in the back of my cave. It’s best that way today. I’m resting up!
I watched it all. I wanted to see as much of the Obama’s as I could, but I also need to know what Fr*mps has in store for us. Being a part of my community, staying vigilant, and keeping hope (and joy) in my heart will get me through the next four (long) years.
I know exactly how you feel…but I watched, after all…not to see the inauguration but to say goodbye to President Obama, as painful as that was. Tomorrow, I march!