A few hours before it was revealed that my nation’s Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, this revealed itself to me:
A nation reveals itself by its
respect and protection for all,
focus on the future,
engagement in the world, and
Because of how our nation has been revealing itself, I and those I love were immeasurably grief-stricken and devastated by the loss of Justice Ginsburg.
Senate leader Republican Mitch McConnell, who blocked President Obama from choosing a Supreme Court Justice many months before the 2016 Presidential election because “the people should decide,” has already revealed his plans to rush the process of replacing RBG with somebody diametrically opposed to her judicial values, scant weeks before the election.
A nation reveals itself by the hypocrisy, partisanship, greed, and injustice of its leaders.
A blog reveals itself by its words and images.
A blogger reveals herself by taking a picture of a plastic pig, because I am so sick of the greedy pigs running and ruining my nation.
In this televised tribute to her last night, RBG reveals that she was taught by her mother never to respond in anger.
I have much to learn from her.
I now look for hope and justice to be revealed, somehow, in the days ahead.
Feel free to reveal yourself in a comment, below.
Gratitude reveals itself here every day, so undying thanks to the amazingly courageous Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to all who witness what I reveal here, including you.
the appointment of a fossil fuels lobbyist to the U.S. Cabinet as Secretary of the Interior, and
pretty much all the news in the media, which I’ve been trying to avoid.
When there’s so much news that sux, it helps me to share my feelings and thoughts with others. Right before I started writing this post, a friend and I wrote “Sux” to each other on Messenger.
It also helps me to take in and share what’s not sucking around me.
It sux when somebody posts photos in a blog post that are difficult to read. If you want to suck in more of what’s going on in any of those pictures, please suck it in and click on it.
It sux when there are demons in your life, but there always are, so why not name them, as suggested by that mindfulness card, above? When I first read the front of that card “Name the demons,” I sucked in my breath as I imagined naming them “Fred,” “Gertrude” or “Charlie.”