The Disagreement

May 31, 2020

Dear T.S. Eliot,
You got it wrong, dude. Wrong, wrong, wrong. At least 2020 says so. April is not the cruelest month. The onus is on May. May was, for lack of a better term, wreckage. It fucking blew. It blew in the same way April did and then decided to add on a few more juicy, filthy tidbits for us to chew on when we didn’t expect it. I expected April suckage but man, May had something to say.
I’m still trying to wade through the message. I think my waders aren’t deep enough, though.
What I do know is that we are supposed to be celebrating in Maui right this second with our high school graduate and friends and family and clearly we aren’t doing that. We’ve already mourned the loss of it, along with a bunch of other things that seem petty to be pissed about.
That stuff sorta goes to the back burner after this month.
We’re headed to the beautiful Colorado mountains for a couple of days to clear our minds and unclench our nerves and expand our hearts back in our body. We can’t really do jack squat up there except hike in the spring wildflowers and sit and watch the rivers run. There will be bonfires and bonkers squirrels that make us laugh and deer that make us hold our breath. It’ll feel good to hold our breath for something that simple.
We’ll be back.

 

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Dawn in Michigan June 13, 2020 at 8:25 am

I hope your trip was everything you and your family needed! And that the rest of June unfolds in a bit less stressful ways. Though there is no guarantee, that’s for sure.

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Papa Guy in Gpvntx June 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Did the repose of the Mountains, reset your Chi?
Sounds so wonderful, but one still has to cook and clean and everything else daily, And Re-Set your center while doing all those things. sometimes hard to do. I do hope you and yours were the lucky ones, and a re-set was possible. Stay Safe.

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Dana Talusani June 21, 2020 at 7:01 am

No. I actually got really bad altitude sickness. GAH!

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