I'm slicing with the Two Writing Teachers community today. It's always a pleasure to read what everyone writes about their lives.
One part (slice) of my life that is sometimes challenging is that I am alone. I do miss my husband for so, so many reasons, and one of those ways that I miss him is in our conversations. When you live with someone for a long time, you become used to the give and take of words, the usual and the important. We ask for each other's opinions, share articles read, plan and worry about the future--together! So, in this election, this election I find akin to Alice falling down the rabbit hole into something bizarre and unexpected, I want to turn to someone to say the following: Did you just hear that? That's wrong. And that; he doesn't know the facts! Or-she could have said more there. And, have you read ________ here, or here? So, I hope you understand that this is brief and I will share one thing that I've shared already on FB, and with friends, because I have no one at home to pat me on the back when I want to go kick the wall in frustration, or to tell me that everything will be all right!
"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." -Hermann Göring, Nazi military leader (12 Jan 1893-1946)