Abraham Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech included this quote:
A house divided against itself, cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.
Today, the USA government seems like a house divided, again. The whole country, the whole planet, seems like a house divided, which cannot stand.
Yesterday, I saw this:
That “house divided” is very close to the Atlantic ocean, so I don’t know how long that’s going to stand, either.
I don’t know how to unite this house we all live in, except to keep blogging and sharing photos like these:
This comes up when I search YouTube for “A House Divided”:
On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020, thanks to all who help me create this daily blog from our house (including YOU).
Categories: personal growth, photojournalism
Tags: 99 Ranch Market, Abraham Lincoln, Chinese New Year, climate change, MLK Day 2020, Noodle and chicken stir fry, Rosa Parks, SAG Awards, Stephen Colbert, the South Shore of Boston, Tom Hanks
Do you dream?
I dream and last week I dreamt that I was supposed to give a talk that day about a Tom Hanks movie that was similar to the movie “Big” in that he was a child trapped in the body of an adult but it wasn’t “Big” and I couldn’t remember the name or details about the movie and I was giving this presentation in a few hours and I was very mad at myself that I hadn’t prepared better and then I woke up and I was VERY RELIEVED that the dream was not true.
My husband Michael dreams and very recently he had a dream where somebody spilled lots of “chicken juice” on the floor and he was trying to clean it up and the cats were nearby and he was afraid that they would lick it and get poisoned by bacteria and people including his old girlfriend kept walking through the chicken juice and spreading it all around and he woke up feeling VERY RELIEVED that the dream was not true.
I dream and last night I dreamt that I was at a party with Pete Buttigieg and my sister and I wanted to leave because I was very tired but people decided that before you left you had to go around to everybody there and have some sort of ritualized and elaborate goodbye and I wasn’t really paying attention to the details because I was so tired but the first person I said goodbye to was Tom Hanks and he helped me through the first goodbye, which included fist bumps and saying something that authentically captured and reflected your interactions with them during the evening and then I tried to say goodbye to a group of three people but they were distracted and I didn’t feel like interrupting them so I snuck out and went home and then I woke up and forgot about the dream until a few minutes ago.
I dream that sharing dreams helps us realize how connected we are, so that’s why we sometimes share dreams in my Coping and Healing groups.
“Do you dream?” is something I saw yesterday at MiAlisa Salon in Watertown.
Do you dream? I dream about a functioning adult becoming President of the United States in 2020. In the meantime, I expect I will have trouble sleeping and will continue to have anxiety dreams.
Here‘s a clip from the movie “Top Secret!” in which Val Kilmer is VERY RELIEVED when he wakes up from a classic dream:
Do you dream and do you have dreams similar to any of the dreams mentioned in today’s post?
I dream about all my readers knowing how much I appreciate them, every day.
Categories: Dreams, personal growth, photojournalism
Tags: 2020, anxiety dreams, coping and healing groups, Dream Salon, Linda Yael Schiller, MiAlisa Salon, sharing dreams, Tom Hanks, Top Secret, U.S. elections 2020