I took a personal day to start the lengthy and emotionally charged task of going through and clearing out a large storage space. I notice how my things are now mixed in a box with my husband's, as if either of us has ever been not part of the other, as if any of us can be separated in this world. After all, we are all connected. Pardon me as I repeat myself.
After a day of many hand washings, I cross paths with his latest musical project. Name not revealed to protect the creative process and to prevent the vaporware syndrome. Best to just let it happen, you will find out about it when it is finished.
As for this election, I already voted. We voted together.
Yesterday, I found myself commenting on a thread of a distant cousin by marriage, after said cousin revealed she is Trump supporter. I was surprised, but not too surprised. It provided clarity on one thing and confusion on another. Her mom also commented. These are otherwise talented and pleasant people. Anyway, here is my comment:
"I understand that we are a country and a world made up of many opinions and perspectives, and that more of us are turned off to "politics" for many reasons. I want to protect Medicare, Social Security, the USPS, our fellow citizens' voting rights and a woman's autonomy over her own health. I see Republican officials doing everything they can to take these things away. Plus, I don't think anyone with a gold toilet should be running for public office, let alone be POTUS. As far as labels are concerned, I find them limiting.
See you on the other side of this mess. May peace with you, and God Bless America."
If you are interested, here are my thoughts on the debate:
According to the online Oxford Dictionary the word politician has two definitions. I was only able to copy and paste one. However, I was able to screenshot both:
a person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of or a candidate for an elected office.
"a local politician"
Member of Parliament
a person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization.