Daily Reflections From My Window

April 13, 2021 Tuesday


“Nobody is more inferior than those who insist on being equal.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Jay and I like to walk down our driveway to the main road to get our mail. He’ll surprise me once in a while and suggest a subject for my morning post. This time, he suggested daffodils. Our daffodils. Take a look at these daffodils. Each one is entirely beautiful and different from the others. There are so many different varieties anymore. They are coming up everywhere. I think we must have divided them at some point and just thrown some in the woods because they are coming up in unusual spots.

Don’t you love this one? It’s so unique! I can’t remember the name of the variety. I really should cut some and share them.

Along the walk I spotted this hollow stump covered with moss. It’s completely hollow. How did that happen? It’s like only the bark is left. Now it seems to be the perfect home for a little creature or maybe a place where rain can collect for a drink.

I ventured to the grocery store yesterday and spotted these heirloom tomatoes. I love how they look like they are about to explode. I’m going to use them for dinner tonight.

Check out the alpacas this morning. They are so happy that the grass is coming back. And I get to look at someone’s backside! They look the same but are very different in fleece type and quality.

So what’s on my mind today? I’ve been watching the news a lot lately. Too much. Who would have thought that the day would come where I am obsessed with the news and Jay is not, but watching Sea Hunt and Petticoat Junction? That would have been me! I love those shows and that simpler story where Mike Nelson always does the right thing and Uncle Joe is just trying to keep Hooterville on the map. But now I’m stuck on watching Tucker Carlson’s take on the world situation and though I don’t agree with everything he says and he really annoys me with that smarmy laugh he does occasionally, I think he is a sane voice in this world. Last night (April 12) he had an amazing opening monologue and it was 20 minutes without a commercial. I encourage you to give it a listen. He makes so much sense. I won’t even try to repeat it.

I watch the news and am so saddened by the shootings and looting and chaos. In what world does that make sense? There is no due process anymore. Facts don’t matter, it seems. If we don’t like what happens, we have a right to destroy whatever we choose without a single repercussion. Is that how our young people are being brought up? Gosh, I hope not. They are losing their souls and the devil is just laughing and waiting.

Take a look at the quote from Nietzsche. It’s perfect for this time. Everyone wants to be equal. Why would you want to be like everyone else? That means you can’t be the special person God made you to be. Like the daffodils-so many varieties and some more beautiful than others. Like that stump. Looks inferior but so interesting and with a unique purpose-might actually be superior to others. Like the alpacas. Some have better fiber for different purposes. It just is. Like the heirloom tomatoes. I hope they taste as good as they look.

I hope the violence stops and everyone takes a breath. How did we get here? We need our police. We need to respect each other. We need God back in this country. We need to turn down the temperature because the devil is just turning it up every chance he gets. And that’s what I woke up thinking about this morning.

Speaking of temperatures, Jay is nursing a low grade fever, extreme fatigue, aches and chills. Could it be Covid again? If so, so much for antibodies preventing another round. I think a test is on the schedule today.

In the meantime, 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 an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!

To give you some hope today, here’s a post shared by one of my favorite postmistresses. She’s a woman of faith and so upbeat. Thanks Kathy Bidelman! We all need to know this.