When the first Bush was elected my husband said, “Well, I guess we will be listening to a lot more music for the next 4 years.” He meant “Turn off the news, quick!!”
I spend about an hour a day reading political blogs and getting myself worked up about the latest victory, the latest injustice. I’m not at all certain when my appetite for this content will return. At the moment I’m digging in to escapist TV (The Crown!!) and escapist sci-fi (Old Man’s War series at the moment).
We all know, we often repeat, how a life of generosity and justice and love begins at home. That family and friends are more important than what might be happening in the bigger world. That it’s the small things that make the difference. These ideas and values had better be right, because I plan to cling to them for the next little while. Then, I imagine, I’ll be back to consuming the news, fretting over what new horror the white, right-wing folks are planning and doing. Love, peace, harmony, justice–I’ll keep trying to live every one and wish the same to all. And music–listen to more music!