Daily Reflections From My Window

January 8, 2021 Friday


“Prejudices are what fools use for reason.”

Francois Voltaire.

So yesterday I used a quote in my post that had been attributed to being said by the wonderful Dave Ramsey. Turns out that he didn’t say it. I apologize for perpetrating that belief but I still believe the sentiment of the anonymous author. I edited my post to reflect that. I got a lot of attention with that post. Funny. Seems to fit these days.

Today I naturally woke up at exactly 7:11. That has to be a good start to the day! The sun is taking forever to wake up these days though.

The alpacas are up and grazing. This is the season of growing for them where they grow their fiber and don’t do much else. Thank goodness because they look like a mess.

I need to get back to fiber prep.

I had a day full of Zoom commitments yesterday. In between, Jay and I managed to squeeze lunch in with each other in Ligonier. It was so nice to take a ride, cross the mountain and see people. People are eager to talk! I noticed that the other morning in yoga. Though we all wear masks, the instructor talked the entire time and even throughout meditation. It sort of sounds like the adults talking in the Charlie Brown cartoons. I can’t understand her and have to keep peeking to see what we’re supposed to be doing. I wanted to say Shhhhsh! During the meditation time. My mind wouldn’t settle since it was trying to figure out the words she was saying. I think she was just excited to be back to teaching live classes. Oh well. I love yoga.

I’m still not taking many pictures. I’m trying not to be so wed to my phone-or social media and my email. Did you know that young moms don’t check their emails much? They communicate by FB messenger. That amazes me. I have 3 email addresses and check each one way too much. It’s a real time sink. I’ve spent January so far determined to unsubscribe to lots of unnecessary things. Like promotional emails. Nonsense stuff (not like this post!).

The state of our country is a troubling thing for sure. It’s incredible how there are two totally different viewpoints. Is it rural vs. city? It is ethnic group vs other ethnic group? Is it one class vs another? I put the above quote as a point to ponder. Do we naturally assume that everything is based on prejudice and is prejudice the same as racism? It seems to me that when I moved to my current city, there was an old boys network in place. On one hand, the population was declining and they needed bodies to help execute things but wanted things to be done the way they always had been and were reluctant to explore new ideas from newcomers. We were newcomers. Full of wild new ideas. Yup, we did things their way! Tradition is a comforting thing.

Now there seem to be lots of new ideas and exciting things happening here. It’s wonderful, or was, before everything shut down due to Covid.

One thing remains the same. Today is Elvis Presley’s birthday and I hope my friend Edyce is celebrating! One day, we’re going to Graceland!

Remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!