August 18

I decided to sit quietly and try to figure out life. At 82, you would have thought that I knew all about it. I just decide that I don't know a thing. I have questions , like , what is wrong with us? Why would grown, white, and probably Christian,men think that they needed to lash out because they felt that they were not getting their fair share. Why do they feel insecure. Why else are they acting out, in a group , for support.. They are the ones who have it all and they don't know it. They are white. They are of the predominant religion. They are strong looking. They are men, in appearance . Why do they find so much to hate? They don't have a color barrier. They don't have to break a glass ceiling. They don't have to fight to protect their reproductive rights .They don't have to defend their religion. So what's the problem with them. They can be smart or stupid. Makes no difference to me. They still have all of the "right stuff". No One ever called them a dirty Jew. Or the" N" word. So ,I am here, being quiet, thinking and trying to make some sense of life. Then on the other hand, because in my thoughts I am being honest and looking at both sides, what is wrong with being a liberal. Who are the first to march for civil rights. Who is the first to hug a tree. Who wants love, not war. Who wants a bake sale . Who wants to protect our environment. I don't get it. This sounds OK to me. I need to sit longer. I still haven't figured out this life and I am not getting any younger.

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Today | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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