I did it.
I got out and walked this morning, after feeding the cats and way before opening the laptop.
And I got to hear a lovely and talented young singer over lunch with friends.
Then I got help transfering my photos and contacts from one old flip phone to a new flip phone---and tomorrow I will do what is necessary to switch the server from T-mobile to Credo: Credo donates to the good causes that will really need it now.
A cauldron of organic-kosher-chicken soup is simmering on the stove for shabbos.
I am wrung out from signing petitions and writing letters while the soup has been cooking. I may need to take a broader sabbatical than Shabbos from dealing with The Situation in this way. I feel like it is eating up my time and my energy, making me depressed, and not making the best use of me. The question then is: how can I best use who I am to be of help in this Situation?
I will take the question into prayer and meditation, and let it incubate over shabbos.
I wish I could put it in a pot with the herbs like the organic-compassionately-raised-chicken and let it cook into something nourishing and palatable.
I send blessings that we should all really recover balance and strength over Shabbos; and a little inspiration, or clear instruction, wouldn't hurt.
Wishing us all a good shabbos.