The second vaccine hit me hard and I’ve spent the last two days in a foggy cocoon of sleep.  Today I rise and read the news and am sickened.  I don’t understand how Trump cannot be held responsible for these attacks on Asian people.  The vaccine has now passed through and feeling well, I’m shocked and sickened at what he’s created for his own gain.

We’ve had a soft spring rain which also may have led to my spending so much time in bed as though I’m a plant still underground being tapped awake to rise.  

I’m with some lovely quotes and words this morning.

Emily Dickinson:

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!

Thich Nhat Hanh:

When people ask me for my address, I tell them, “It’s the here and now.”

When the National Gallery opened in 1941 President Roosevelt gave the dedication speech. He said, “To accept this work today is to assert the purpose of the people of America — that the freedom of the human spirit and human mind which has produced the world’s great art … shall not be utterly destroyed.”

In Moon Tiger Penelope Lively wrote:

“We open our mouths and out flow words whose ancestries we do not even know. We are walking lexicons. In a single sentence of idle chatter we preserve Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Norse: we carry a museum inside our heads, each day we commemorate peoples of whom we have never heard.”

Joseph Goldstein in The Evolution of Happiness:

When we’re in harmony with ourselves, we give a wonderful gift to other people—the gift of trust.

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