Dear Deserving And Empathetic People,
It all seems clear to me now- its all about love and just love. For what seems like an eternity many of us shook our heads about the President, with new books and revelations of unmistakable crimes of greed and impropriety where ever we turned. For myself and many many of my friends, we’ve lived in a state of anxiety about what his actions might do and what might happen next. Now, no more. Or I should say after January 20th, no more. Which is not to say that between now and then, there’s no telling what he might try to make sure that the Trump legacy is burned in our everyday life for a generation or more to come. For some of you, the result of this election might be a disappointment. And it is to you that I now turn my attention.
Inspite of the fact that I’ll never understand (but wish to so very much) the 70 million people who thought he was good for the country-now the fact remains that the USA is as divided as it had ever been before the Civil War. So, as Joe Biden said, this is not going to be a Democrat administration but one that serves all citizens. He’s got the will to make this happen, too. Looking at what happens next like a Restoration can be helpful. For my part, I think that everything from here on out is about love. Love to all, Dem or Republican. It is not at all clear how we go forward or how the US Senate will work with the newly elected President. (Infact, there’s plenty of evidence that Mitch McConnell will not be willing to work with the President-elect.) It is clear to me that there must be many core values between the two parties that must be identified. The building is on fire and we all must figure out a way to put the fire out. And right in the middle of all this is an essential and unmoveable fact- sexism, racism, fascism, and anti environmentalism will have no place to get a footing in the new order. We can talk about all else and look for ways to provide equity, a way to have decent affordable healthcare and immediately start repairing our very wounded environment. We can do all this. Really, there’s nothing we can’t do if there’s a will (or almost nothing).
My hope is that there’s a smooth transition of power in January and that between then and now, the Presidents actions won’t be so terrible that I’ll be drawn to comment on them. Not that my comments will effect the ultimate outcome! Concurrently with that, I plan to talk with and understand and figure out what will help people work together. My own efforts are small compared to what’s got to happen, but maybe if more and more people tried to work together we just might have something there. I can hope, right? And its all based in a circle of love. More than ever, we’ve all got to show love to one another in order to make for a better world. John L. said it all:”All you need is love….”
Now let’s talk about food. We’re full of green tomatoes. As I said last week, they are a gem that needs to be explored. Fried Green Tomatoes, Green Tomato Pie, Picadelli and on and on. Here’s a website to give you more ideas. I recommend them, alot.