~~ Real life chatter:
“My mother cooked spaghetti and meatballs for our dogs growing up. They loved the meatballs.”
“Do you think anyone notices that no one is looking?”
“If you wear a mask all day long, your nose will bleed. It’s just science.”
“I ran home for a beer because today got too long.”
~~ Zooming here and there:
“How many times do you need to resume the Zoom before you give up?”
“Sorry I missed most of the class; I was here early, but I didn’t see anyone so I went to do the dishes and almost forgot to come back.”
Teacher: “Your background is amazing.”
Student: “I don’t have a background. Just my house and cat.”
“Whether you believe in karma or not, karma knows where we all live.” [Me to a doubter at the beginning of a yoga class].
~~ Yoga nuggets:
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change ~ Wayne Dyer
Meditation is about awakening, not sleeping
It’s OK to say ‘I don’t know,’ but you’ll never grow if you say, ‘I don’t want to learn’
~~ My grandson is enamored with mobile phones. He’s also fearless about pressing every single “button.” While he was on my lap, he was snapping selfies of the two of us. Cute and harmless — until he texted one! Uh-oh, I thought, I hope it’s not an embarrassingly silly selfie sent to a business contact. It was, and it wasn’t. The boychik texted Debra Messing! (Yes, the activist actress.)
~~ I received gift cards as a lovely birthday present. I tried to buy something online, but when I got to the part where it said name on card, I typed in “A Gift for You.”
That didn’t work after three attempts, so I tried typing in my name, but that failed as well. That’s when I called the customer service line and explained the situation. “Just put in your name,” the woman said. When I replied that I did, she inquired, “Did you spell it correctly?”
~~ Wednesday was a day of celebration, euphoria, and a teensy bit of group congratulations among the 83 million or so official and unofficial members of the Resistance. I adored so much of the day both for its inclusiveness and its normal tone (plus poetry), and enjoyed the virtual party much more than looking at snapshots of who wore what. (I mean, Katy Perry and those fireworks — c’mon.)
(I’m the cone consumer.)
~~ Despite my blithe day because Donnie is finally done, I know that the people who enabled him are not. tRump made it “acceptable” for haters of every stripe to crawl out from under their rocks and scream at us in stores, jump out of cars and try to rip off bumper stickers, drive their trucks into BLM activists, plot to kidnap a governor, spread their shit in the Capitol, and vote to overturn legally cast votes. These past four years are a memory, but the fight against white supremacy, fascism, and ignorance goes on.
LET’S GO RANGERS!