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the bee’s knees

I couldn’t watch, it was too nerve-wracking. Casablanca was on, so Wayson and I watched bits of that, turning back to PBS and ABC coverage of the midterms, then back to wonderful actors and story. The hoped-for massive blue wave didn’t happen, which I find devastating, Beto and Stacy out by such a slim margin, WTF! But yes, lots of good news – the House, women etc. Still, it’s incomprehensible, the percentage who vote for …

Oh stop. It’s gloomy and damp out, I contracted a cold at 9.45 last night as I watched Republicans win, and the world just looks dark. Let the idealistic faces of those newly elected women cheer me up. And this: my cousin and her husband, who worked to elect this candidate in Virginia – and she won, defeating a Republican by a small margin, thanks to Barbara and others like her. This is what democracy looks like:

Today Carole’s runfit class was the last place on earth I wanted to be, and yet, as always, it cheered me up. Art, another of the more elderly runners in class, asked me, “Do you still have your original knees?” He made me laugh, telling me that in the men’s change room, everyone is full of bits and pieces of plastic. When I told Gord, another ancient runner, what Art had asked, he said,” Why, does he want to buy yours?”

We need to laugh today.

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