Thurs. Jan. 21, 2021: Die For Your Employer Day 246/Fresh Hope Day 1 — Relief and Resolve

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Waxing Moon

Cloudy and cold

We did it. The inauguration happened, without violence. I am glad I was wrong. I thought the Sociopath was going to try to pull or incite more violence.

The ceremony was well-organized, and moved, and people didn’t drone on forever. It was thrilling to watch Kamala Harris sworn in, and Biden. Biden’s speech hit a good balance between promise, unity, and refusal to ignore what’s happened.

The women looked great – there’s been a lot of talk about their coats. There was a lot of pressure on them. There always is – women are always under more pressure as to how they look. But this time around, it was especially fierce after four years of the trashy Wife Creature. The women looked fabulous – a wonderful combination of strength, beauty, and dignity.

Pence and Kavanaugh and Coney Barrett were there, included, people were polite, but couldn’t be bothered pandering to them. I hope Kavanaugh and Coney Barrett felt a sense of reverence and connection to history and dignity of the ceremony; however, I doubt they are capable of experiencing anything beyond the self.

I loved Bernie Sanders’s mittens.

The singers were great, but the true performance power was Amanda Gorman’s poem. She’s an old soul, and may she continue to grow and create, and may we continue to learn from her.

It was also thrilling to have an administration sworn in that understands and appreciates the power of art.

I was also pleased that they got directly to work – executive orders, proclamations, fired one corrupt enabler, put another on administrative leave. The Senate got to work and confirmed the new DNI leader – a woman with both intelligence and ethics. Let’s hope Schumer doesn’t let McConnell obstruct. I’m sure McConnell is plotting.  One could see him smirking behind his mask at the ceremony.

In my lifetime, Democrats have a pattern of whining they “don’t have the votes” when they’re the minority, but then blowing it when they are the majority by capitulating to Republicans and allowing them to obstruct. It can’t happen this time around. They need to hunt down and punish seditionist and enablers and crush the agenda of cruelty. WHILE getting the virus under control and passing genuine relief measures to get the economy back on track.

It was wonderful to have a press briefing given by someone with a brain and a heart who actually shared information.

I am fighting an ear infection, so I didn’t get much done at all yesterday, but that’s okay.

What I need is a real break, a genuine vacation. But the move needs to happen first.

I’m hoping we will have rebuilt enough so, in 2022, I can actually finally visit Venice.

At least I managed to get a pitch out early yesterday morning. Today, I have to finish my article and get it off. I have meditation, which should be an especially joyous group. I have some LOIs to get out, and other plans to make, before Knowledge Unicorns tonight.

I was actually able to eat my dinner and not worry something awful happened while I was eating. I slept through the night and woke up without an existential feeling of dread.

There’s a great deal of work still to do. We have to continue to defeat the right’s agenda, as well as hunt down and remove the extremists. WHILE fighting the virus, and working toward genuine equity, not comfort for some so they can ignore what’s happening to others.

I’ve got a post over on Gratitude and Growth about the garden. I’m getting ready to roll up my sleeves and get back to work.

Enjoy the day, friends. We can breathe with less of the Sociopath’s stench, although until he’s in prison, we can’t completely relax.