Day 2878: Vigilant

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,
  • ignorance,
  • denial,
  • misunderstandings,
  • mistakes,
  • money,
  • 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.

Categories: 2020 U.S. Election, insomnia, life during the pandemic, personal growth, self-care | Tags: , , , , , , | 21 Comments

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21 thoughts on “Day 2878: Vigilant

  1. Is Aaron wearing white trousers?

  2. Thank you for standing rock solid in bringing us your piece and peace in all this, Ann.

  3. I’m positevily vigilant of the majestic trees you’ve been shooting, and Harley’s yoga asanas.

  4. puella33

    I see freedom and peace in your pictures, Ann. It’s certainly a breather from the harsh reality we see and hear in the news and around us. I was vigilant enough to notice your son walking in one of the nocturnal pictures.

  5. My takeaway is: be vigilant but also kind, and from time to time, take a photo and share it. Thanks, Ann!

  6. I think you and I are in synch, Ann. I am tired of all this vigilance, as well. I’m actually exhausted, and depleted. Your photos somehow transmit a bit of happiness and peace to me. So thank you, my friend.

  7. I can see that the Daily Bitch calendar inspires vigilance. So does Aimee Mann. I have a feeling you and Michael will be dancing soon while you ring Pavlov’s bell.

  8. you are an ever-vigilant sentinel, protecting others and helping them to find themselves again

  9. Like so many others, I am emotionally spent from the vigilance. I find it takes nothing to provoke a fit of pique or crying jag these days. I am forever on the lookout for things that lift my spirits, and your undying optimism and fabulous ‘walkabout’ photos are always succor for my weary soul, Ann.

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