The fear and depression pop out among my friends. Annie asks, “how can I go on.” We are Baby Boomers and have seen bad times come and go. We know enough history to know for sure that no country, even ours, can live up to its own hype. We understand enough science to know that the activities and outcomes on our planet are connected and we may be running up against a wall.
I do try hard to follow Barbara and Buddhism’s advice to do what I can and then try to enjoy every moment of this beautiful world and life.
Making art helps to keep me sane. I’m going to do a nine-patch adaptation of some of my major fears. I try to remember that the people we think of as on the other side are also afraid.
Makah Days: Spur of the moment trip with Jan and Mary Ann…I’d never been before. The very Northwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula. The day was Perfect! Bright blue and green, sky, sea, trees…singing, dancing, canoe races, fry bread with butter and jam…in the Makah’s sovereign nation. These people are coming back from very, very hard times…I shall think of this experience as hopeful.