I completely forgot that I was going to take a day (besides shabbos) off-line.
I started a bit later, because I went to early morning minyan and then a round of errands; but then I came home and automatically opened the laptop. Mistake.
What I did accomplish, though, was to bring two huge bags and one large box of his and my clothing to Goodwill, in time for some folks to use them this winter.
This evening I began to have weird thoughts.
I began looking at the line-up the p-elect is assembling: it's like a rogues' gallery. How could he find so many foxes to guard the henhouse? It's almost a caricature. It's archetypal.
It is eliciting responses from sheer fury to mere indignation.
Oh sh--: I am responding with a similar flavor of energy.
I have been tricked into mimicking the ones I'm reacting to.
In my mind this is all beginning to look very Marx Brothers.
Who is playing whom? Do we get to switch roles? What has to happen before a Happy Ending?
Yes, two whole days off line will be good.
Or, I could make a deal with myself to just look at CaringBridge and Eve's Garden and nice notes from friends, and ignore the rest till Sunday.
Blessings for clarity and resolve for us all.
Good night, good shabbos...