As we enter a cold, dark season of illness and political uncertainties ahead, I feel the need to be vigilant.
I am vigilant about
- the health of those I love,
- my own health,
- other people’s anger and tendencies towards violence,
- lies, and
- systemic injustices.
I assume I am not alone in feeling vigilant. I’m just trying to figure out how to turn off my vigilant mind at night so I can get more sleep! It’s difficult to be vigilant when you’re exhausted.
I took these photos yesterday while I was being vigilant (and if you’re vigilant you might spot my son Aaron in one of them):
We need to be vigilant, every moment of our lives, to be what we ought to be AND to keep our refrigerators clear of old condiments.
I definitely need some sort of break from all this vigilance.
My vigilant and diligent husband Michael recently introduced me to this wonderful song — “Little Tornado” by Aimee Mann.
I will be vigilant as I look out for your comments, below.
Vigilant thanks to Aimee Mann, Aaron, Michael, Harley, the Daily Bitch, and all those who help me remain vigilant about blogging daily, including YOU.