“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
My writing desk sits smack in front of a big window. I pause as I write to peek out on life as it moves on in front of me. On a beautiful sunny day such as this, I sit in the warm sun. The light is so bright, I happily don a baseball cap to keep the sun out of my eyes to continue to enjoy the sun’s warmth.
I haven’t written on this blog for a while. My heart, and my soul, seems to have been on strike since November 8, 2016.
I am and have always been grateful for the millions of immigrants and their families who made the difficult journey to this land in the North American continent. Our lives are more full and blessed in so many ways. Language, ideas, and ideals. Inventions to make life grand, written words to awaken our souls, works of art broaden our horizons. Together, we toil each and every day, educating children, caring for families here and abroad. Doctors, nurses, teachers, service providers, physicists, politicians, road workers, writers, musicians, neighbors and friends. Good people. Upstanding people I call my friends; friends and strangers who never, ever pose a risk to me and my security.
I, and almost everyone I know in this country, come from a family of immigrants.
I am so ashamed of the new federal leadership. I ache for the souls who could very well be punished by an evil, narcissistic, mean-spirited and mentally unstable man who was elected president this past year. His followers and supporters are no less guilty in the travesty they are planning, and the results that could come.
The world is watching.
Thank goodness for the resistance of our local residents across this land and around the world. We will never stand idly by. This is not an easy task ahead of us. We cannot rest.
When I sat down today, the sun shone on one half of my face. It’s just how I feel. One half of me is proud of everything we all have brought to this world. The other side lives in a dark place, fearing where we are going.
Each day I sit in the sun revives me for another. Just one word came to me to close this short tale.
Glad you can get it out. Too many people right now are totally in shock over what is going on. A lady told me yesterday “My daughter is scared to death of living in the US.” I said “She should be”.
But since their whole family walked in the Woman’s March, at least they are saying “No” to the insanity.
Thanks. My greatest fear is that saying no will not be enough. Just look at those new in-chargers licking their lips, hungry to spend several billion dollars building a friggin stupid wall. Whatever happened to neighbors being neighbors?
Great thoughts. Glad you still have 50% in good place. I’d have to do a serious internal inventory to come anywhere near 50% pride in this country today
It’s not easy. I just heard another emergency alert system warning. Weather related. I wonder how long it will be until it’s ringing to warn us that the feds are coming to take us away.