Day 2879: Leave

Leave us consider people who do not leave when they are supposed to leave.

Maybe this song by Buffalo Springfield will help them leave.

Here’s a recent cartoon by Signe Wilkinson from Philadelphia, where some lawyers have refused to leave off challenging the results of the fall election.

When people don’t leave, you can

  • Clearly and decisively ask them to leave.
  • Present a united front with others.
  • If necessary, call the authorities.

Since people in Washington are doing none of the above, I wonder if they have taken leave of their senses.

Even in the middle of a pandemic, I leave the house to take photos, but I never leave my mask at home.

People leave behind life jackets, balloons, and all sorts of other leavings outside.

Years after leaving high school, my friend Lawry and I were having a conversation about people’s behavior. Lawry (who also has a WordPress blog) expressed frustration that people were acting like they had never left high school. I replied, “Life is always high school,” which left a big impression on him.

Great minds think alike, apparently, because here are some wise words from Barack Obama, who had no trouble leaving the White House graciously four long years ago.

Of course, I’m leaving out parts of that long and illuminating interview from The Atlantic. But thinking like Barack Obama leaves me with a great sense of satisfaction.

Shall I leave you with last night’s delicious nutritious dish and today’s Daily Bitch Calendar?

Remember phone calls, decency, and knowing when to leave?

I know when and how to leave — with gratitude.

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

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20 thoughts on “Day 2879: Leave

  1. Wake me up before you go-go, pops into my head, Ann.

  2. puella33

    I love the phone, I dislike emails. I guess I’m living in the wrong era. So, every time I hear the news I get so anxious because I never know what crazy and hateful thing Trump is going to do. He’s worse than an impacted wisdom tooth. He should really be accused of homicide, since he’s indirectly killing everyone with the Covid by telling them not to wear a mask. These next 2 months are going to be very long.

  3. I was going to say the man has taken leave of his senses but I’m not sure that he had any sense in the first place!

  4. It’s like waiting for the other shoe to drop, or the marauding bear to get out of your cottage. Bad bear! It will wander away eventually. Might have to do a purifying ritual. Maybe if we all sit down this evening and put our minds to it we can send out strong, positive waves of energy. This energy will cleanse and renew. At the very least, it will give us patience to wait this out. We’ve been doing a lot of waiting lately. We are good at it.

  5. A friend said to me, “I’ll celebrate on January 20th.” And that’s a reasonable thought. Still I think we can take heart knowing that it wasn’t that long ago that we had a reasonable, intelligent president who took the position seriously, and it won’t be long before we have one again. And also, potentially, a really ugly coat rack.

  6. Sometimes leaving is necessary and sometimes it’s painful. I wish life didn’t feel so much like high school at times. Sending you love, Ann!

  7. I want to yell out to him, “just leave us alone!”

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  9. Has anybody tried throwing him a “leaving office” party?

  10. Anticipated and longing for departures can be strenuous but liberating when they do occur.

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