During the Total Lockdown, I reached a point of saturation with the television and all the COVID-19 apocalyptic news. So I just turned it off and, instead, used my time for reading, drawing, writing, and working on my balcony garden. It helped. Unfortunately, there’s now new news that’s bad news, too.
What I see going on in the U.S., my mother country, overwhelms me. It is radically shocking as it violates those Standards of Democracy I was raised to believe that the United States of America represented. Of course I knew that that the U.S. was not perfect but at least it practiced a minimum of decorum. But now decorum, as well as dignity, is dead.
I would like to react to all this is a healthy way. But for the moment, I’m flooded by sadness. So, for the moment, I will just have another glass of wine then go for a nap.