And then, yesterday this happened:
|Of course Lady Gaga wore something over the top - |
I *loved* the way she channeled a Betsy Ross imagery and wore the dove calling for peace.
And this remarkable Inaugural Speech:
Regardless of my political thoughts, I was soothed and inspired by President Biden's speech. I am hopeful of the great diversity he has created in his cabinet choices. I am even more hopeful that most of our general public will answer his call to end this uncivil war we've been roiling in the past few years.
These words struck me with great force, because while a great many of his comments resonated and inspired, this is something I can directly control on an every day basis:
"We can see each other not as adversaries but as neighbors. We can treat each other with dignity and respect. We can join forces, stop the shouting and lower the temperature. . . . Let's begin to listen to one another again, hear one another, see one another. Show respect to one another. "
I have been so frustrated and disgusted with president 45's divisiveness that I have indulged every so often in sharing satire memes with a few friends who also appreciated that route of blowing off steam. But now that we've started a new chapter in our country's political history, it's time to step away from the rancor. Let it go. I'm sure that family is not going to just disappear, and I'll be tempted to indulge in the satire again, but I want to be part of the solution instead of continuing the negative vibes.
And so, "Temperature" is my word of the year for 2021, and working on my temperature quilt on a regular basis throughout the year will help me remember to be my better self when others try to roil me up one way or the other.
And Oh. My. Gosh. !!!! I would have loved dearly to see those Inaugural fireworks in person!!! They were STUPENDOUS