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Saturday, September 30, 2017
I know, I know
If you could go back you
would walk with Jesus
You would march with King
Maybe assassinate Hitler
At least hide Jews in your basement
It would all be clear to you
But people then, just like you
were baffled, had bills
to pay and children they didn’t
understand and they too
were so desperate for normalcy
they made anything normal
Even turning everything inside out
Even killing, and killing, and it’s easy
for turning the other cheek
to be looking the other way, for walking
to be talking, and they hid
in their houses
and watched it on television, when they had television,
and wrung their hands
or didn’t, and your hands
are just like theirs. Lined, permeable,
small, and you
would follow Caesar, and quote McCarthy, and Hoover, and you would want
to make Germany great again
Because you are afraid, and your
parents are sick, and your
job pays shit and where’s your
dignity? Just a little dignity and those kids sitting down in the highway,
and chaining themselves to
buildings, what’s their fucking problem? And that kid
That’s King. And this is Selma. And Berlin. And Jerusalem. And now
is when they need you to be brave.
is when we need you to go back
and forget everything you know
and give up the things you’re chained to
and make it look so easy in your
grandkids’ history books (they should still have them, kinehora)
is when it will all be clear to them.
~ Danny Bryck, playwright, actor, activist, producer, and educator based in New York.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
All packed and ready to go!
And SO proud of myself for packing so efficiently for this trip.
What's in the bags, you ask?
Well, the small black under the seat roller has what I'll need if my other bag gets "misdirected" somehow between Charlotte and Paris. Since it's a non-stop flight, I have no idea how that could happen, but . . .
Besides toiletries and make-up, there's a casual little black knit dress, leggings, undies, a scarf, a nightie, one pair of comfy red flats, and a packable rain coat. Cables and chargers for my phone and my Fire will fit right before we leave. And my purse fits nicely too - so only one carry on bag for this gal.
The red bag, which is small enough for the overhead, but which I'm going to check, contains 4 casual little black knit dresses, 3 pairs of leggings (at least one pair will serve as jammie bottoms), undies, a nightie, 2 pairs of black pants, 1 black silk tunic, 1 pair of comfy black flats, 1 pair of comfy red flats, 2 scarves, sock monkey bedroom slippers.
There's still a surprising amount of room in both these bags if I think of anything else I might need to put in. (Space Bags rock).
But I hope not!
Did I mention how proud I am of myself? Me - the gal who usually overpacks by more than some of you would ever believe.
Next stop - Gay Paree! Oooh, la la!
Sunday, September 17, 2017
It's a lazy Sunday in Meat Camp, NC
Donald has gone for a ride,
I'm sitting on the back deck with Annabelle drinking coffee, listening to Gregg Allman's "Southern Blood" CD,
and taking pictures using my new Sigma 18-300 lens that I'm super excited about.
Annabelle likes it too.