Day 2868: When we were sane

Yesterday, when I was trying to remain sane amidst insanity in the USA, I took this photo:

I think the world liked us better when we were sane.

What’s helping you stay sane during these insane times? Personally, I’m blogging, taking photos, walking around with my Sharpie looking for sanity, and listening to music.

I’m also staying sane by enjoying Michael’s delicious cooking, like swordfish on a roasted red pepper purée with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.

Let’s try to stay sane together by listening to yesterday’s pictured playlist (here, here, here, here, and here on YouTube).

Now I’m imagining the supporters of our insane President singing “Button off My Shirt.”

BUTTON OFF MY SHIRT

by Ronnie Milsap

I heard the word going ’round town
They say you’re making a fool out of me
Baby, it took me some time to come ’round
To realize you were not what you seem
Each day passing
The clock is my friend
Help me get back on my feet again
Like a button off of my shirt
Just an everyday distraction
You’d be over-reacting if you think that I still hurt
You’re just a button off of my shirt
And someday I will replace you
I don’t care what I have lost
You got what you deserve
I was down, down, down
I’m not the first
I won’t be the last
To make the mistake of believing in you
I don’t intend to live in the past
Just like they say
Some you win, some you lose
You never loved me and you made it plain
Now it’s my turn and I’m playing your game
Like a button off of my shirt
Just an everyday distraction
You’d be over-reacting if you think that I still hurt
You’re just a button off of my shirt
And some day I will replace you
I don’t care what I have lost
You got what you deserve
(Love and affection)
You started (changing directions)
You threw it away
You never loved me and you made it plain
Now it’s my turn to make you understand
Like a button off of my shirt
Just an everyday distraction
You’d be over-reacting if you think that I still hurt
You’re just a button off of my shirt
And someday I will replace you
I don’t care what I have lost
You got what you deserved
Like the button off of my shirt
Just an everyday distraction
You’d be over-reacting if you think that I still hurt
You’re just a button off of my shirt
And someday I will replace you
I don’t care what I have lost
You got what you deserved
Like a button off of my shirt
Just an everyday distraction
You’d be over-reacting if you think that I still hurt
You’re just a button off of my shirt
And someday I will replace you.

Your irreplaceable comments also keep me sane and so does expressing gratitude to all who help me blog daily, including YOU!

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19 thoughts on “Day 2868: When we were sane

  1. As an outsider looking in, my heart breaks for you and your country.

    And that last song… wow!

  2. Thank you for being you, after all these crazy years, Ann.

  3. Debbie T

    The colors in the sunset photos are spectacular! A small piece of beauty in a crazy country and world.

  4. Great photos Ann, I like the one after Hard Eights, with the rocks on the foreground. The grasslands are very nice also.

  5. puella33

    I look at the trees which have endured all kinds of weather, and have witnessed all sorts of insanities with walkers passing by their secrets. Yet, they still maintain their strength and gracefulness. I guess what keeps me feeling sane is the hope. Have a nice day, Ann

  6. There must be a spark of sanity in us to recognize just how wrong things have gotten, and when I look at last night’s full moon I’m reminded it was a harvest moon. We reap what we sow, and soon we’ll have a chance to sow something much better for the years to come.

  7. your first picture says it all!

  8. Love your moon photos, Ann. We haven’t been able to see la Luna these past couple of nights because of cloud cover. Spending lots of time in nature doing my best to stay sane. Hearing from a number of friends who are making plans to move abroad if this election doesn’t go well. Truly crazy times…

  9. I think you have your head on straight, Ann.

  10. We are all insane now and then. For some of is its therapeutic. For others, a way of life. Let us hope for you and I its the first.

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