This evening a good friend took my daughter, grandson, and me out for a totally lovely dinner. We talked about light stuff and serious things too, e.g. discrimination against people who are not white, gays, people who are “different”. We also laughed and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My friend also showed my daughter around his older home which he has totally transformed. My daughter lives in an older house as well, a house at least 90 years old.
It’s late, I’ve accomplished a lot of little clean up things today and tomorrow I must get up early and go to this “gifted and talented” class for work. Yes, sometimes teachers have to work in the summer. Today, I went to the pharmacy to check on their drug supply–in three weeks I will be in Ethiopia and I want to make sure I have the needed vaccinations and such. I already have my yellow fever shot–required to get in the country, but my doctor and nurse daughter think I need a couple of other things for safety first. I picked up my malaria pills as well.
When I came home, I opened the windows–the air conditioning was on when I left. I always turn it off at night and open the windows because I love, absolutely love summer nights. The soft wind flows over ones body while sleeping and just simply lulls and lulls and lulls. Love it.
Earlier today I found a few quotes I wrote down on scraps of paper, quotes that spoke to me so here they are:
-“Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds.” Buddha
-“When your mind is already made up, facts seem to not matter.” Do not know who said this one.
And then this piece of sad news: in the US veterans make up only 1% of the population, but 20% of the suicides.
My observation: war is good for no one.
Bedtime it seems. Happy dreams!!