So many things to speak of. On a quick side note, if you’re still trying to fight the fight, some interesting “trackers” are out there so you can get the Campbell soup (condensed) version of what’s going on. I HIGHLY recommend looking at primary sources and coming to your own conclusions instead of relying on third parties. If you need to know where to start, and want it made a little plainer so you can get started there are two places.
- Trump Tracker This website allows for a quick, efficient examination of election promises and the progress therein.
- WTF Just Happened Today? This one gives a play-by-play of what happened politically, with updates as needed.
And of note, two issues near and dear to my heart. LGBT (SAGA) protections and water rights. I’m a member of the LGBT community, albeit one of the later letters. I have friends who belong to the beginning ones, friends that are just delightful people. And I worry so much about them. Especially now that “T” is coming under fire. The battle isn’t beginning, they’re setting fire to the soldiers.
The water. I didn’t appreciate water as a kid. I loved soda. Now, I pray for rain with the hope of a thousand prayers. And rain is only available because of the water cycle, which draws water from the earth to the sky, where it falls to the earth once more. My favorite smell is petrichor. And all the ones I pray to are in the rain. Water is where I feel at home. And it is the one place we’re destroying so fast. You can’t drink oil. And I’m discouraged that businesses and corporations (and governments) do not see that.
When you feel overwhelmed, you’re not doing enough. -Mark Ruffalo
Get involved. Be active. Because in the end, it doesn’t matter if we’re divided or unified: we will all fall as one.
But in happier news:
You are valid. You have worth. You are irreplaceable. You are necessary. You are vital. You matter. You are enough.