Day 2858: Dead End

I grew up on a dead end and I live on a dead end now. Some people don’t like the term “dead end” — they prefer “cul de sac,” which translates from the French to “bottom of the sack. “

I believe that if the current, bottom-of-the-sack leaders in the USA get another term in office, it’s a dead end for the future, hope, civilization, and the survival of the human race.

Maybe that’s why I captured these images yesterday.

Dead End” from the Quincy Jones album Walking in Space coincidentally showed up in my random Spotify playlist as I was walking by dead ends last night. Here is “Dead End,” which I’ve been listening to for most of my life.

I don’t know how this election is going to end and when it is going to end. I’m already dead with dread and exhaustion, and there are miles to go before I sleep.

Do you see dead ends in these other images?

I’ve had fun before. And worrying about whether the world is approaching a dead end is not it.

Gratitude is the living end, so thanks to all who help me write these posts, including YOU!

Categories: 2020 U.S. Election, 2020 U.S. Presidential election, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

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20 thoughts on “Day 2858: Dead End

  1. We’ll navigate our way out, Ann.

  2. So true. We can’t let it happen. Vote!

  3. Hi Ann – I live at a dead end, I used to say cul-de-sac, but I really don’t like the idea of being at the bottom of the sac. The tattered American flags in your photos kind of say it all. Try and have a good day!!

  4. We must hope for way out

  5. I don’t think you will ever run into a real dead end, Ann, because you are determined enough to break on through to the other side.

  6. I also grew up on a dead-end street, although we called it a cul-de-sac because it was a circle. What I remember best, though, is that even if you came to the dead end you could keep walking. There were woods to explore. There’s always something beyond even a dead end.

  7. puella33

    Ann, it’s a nerve wracking week,I know how you feel. Hopefully things will get better.

  8. while the path may not be clear at first, there is always another way around.

  9. I’m with you on “dead with dread.” Alarm bells are ringing!

  10. A dead end may have a tunnel

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