Sunday, September 19, 2010

Daily Reminder # 111

Laughter is a powerful force and so is feeling heard.

Not much to say today.  I spent some time at Huffington Post reading through the almost 13,000 comments about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert putting together the October 30th gathering in Washington. You can feel the hope and excitement in all the comments and it's really delightful. The humor isn't as barbed as most of the post there. Its as though a whole collective of people who feel unheard sense that they will have a place to be seen and heard. I always complain about the media, but this got me to thinking that maybe part of my own frustration these days is that sense that the loonies on the right and the sound byters on the left are the only voices heard. Colbert and Stewart are now offering a place for moderate (well Stewart is) voices to gather and feel connected and heard - and, of course to engage in the powerful magic of laughing together. Should be awesome.

The other thing that happened today is that my walker came. Well, it sort of happened. I was still asleep when it was delivered (pretty early) and it's kind of awkward to get it inside. So it's still on my front porch. I think the real thing is, though, that I have mixed feelings about it... a little like I'm inviting the enemy in. We will see. Tomorrow is another day.

I wrote a haiku for tonight. Not very good, but I tried

Some things I'm grateful for today:

  • the moon through the trees
  • Angels
  • laughter
  • Stewart and Colbert
  • Dennis Puffett
  • food
  • water
  • my home
  • watching my cats play and sleep together 
  • my eyes, which at the moment are very tired
  • Life
  • Hope

Ok... the pictures weren't very good, so I messed with them
and added bad haiku....
Have a great day with just enough mystery to make it interesting!


Argent said...

Are you kidding? I LOVE the pictures. I hop you can make peace with your walker and I hope it adds to your life. I've never tried a haiku yet - one of these days. Yours are neat, though. I'm grateful for a lie-in on Sunday mornings. Real coffee and my kitties.

Finding Pam said...

Just stopping by to say hello. I haven't been here in a while. Beautiful photos of your cats.

Janie B said...

No, no...great pictures! And, love the haiku, too.