- Tomorrow, attend a lecture at the local university given by a Methodist preacher and doctor of divinity from England who researches Temple Theology, because we still have freedom of religion.
- Teach my sons history as part of our homeschooling, because the home is still sacred and the center of all worthwhile learning.
- Purchase online some beautiful woodwork from a woman in Ukraine, because we still have commerce with other countries.
- Drive many miles to meet up with my daughters, see my grandchildren, and even do some shopping, because we still have the infrastructure that supports it.
- Redo some closet doors that I’ve despised for years, because others freely share their knowledge and experience with online tutorials.
- Take a deep breath and realize that things are still functioning in America, that I could add a hundred more things to this list, and cling to the strange emotion that surprised me this morning: cautious optimism.
Stunned, Perrin and Mahrree sat on the bed and stared.
“It might not freeze,” said Perrin, trying the new approach of optimism. ~Book 3, The Mansions of Idumea
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