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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Inevitable Inaugaration

I haven't even checked the exact date of the inaugaration.   I find it hard to read the newspapers and listen to the radio.  But it is going to happen.  Donald Trump will be our next president very soon.   Many hoped he would start to act more "presidential" once he won the nomination.  That has not even begun to happen.  He cannot take any criticism without tweeting back insults.  Meryl Streep is "over-rated," John Lewis is "all talk and no action," and Vladimar Putin is great (one of his favorite words!) and his friend.  The men and women he has appointed to posts in government, almost without exception, are in favor of dismantling their agencies or at least the present policies.  With a change in adminstration, we anticipate and expect changes, but not this kind of destruction.

A Light in the Darkness
I keep thinking "Trump is Trump" and he cannot and will not change.   He is who he is.  I don't understand those who voted for him knowing full well what he was like--for whatever their reasons.

What is to be done?  What can I do?   Contact our representatives and senators.  Give money to watchdog causes. Pray "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done," words that keep coming to my mind.

One of the songs we sang in church yesterday was "No storm can shake my inmost calm...How can I keep from singing?"  This storm has shaken my "inmost calm!"

I need to sing.  I made a New Year's resolution to sing each day--so that I can still sing. (That word "still" again!)  As I age, it doesn't get any easier to hit the higher notes.  Singing hymns does lift my spirits.

1 comment:

  1. As you well know Mary, I share your sentiments and sadness at what the next 4 years will hold.