California poppy by a road side
I come bearing flowers hoping they have an ameliorative affect. I also violate every standard of story telling by beginning with an apology.
I am disappointed to have the need to return to the insanity that passes as our political reality. I am sorry. Sorry to intrude on spring, but even more sorry that we endure this democracy threatening episode.
So as we thread a few stitches of analysis, I hope the flowers from around here on the California central coast assuage your disgust. They have been a joy to this writer.
CS Lewis wrote, "Perfect love, we know, casteth out fear. But so do several other things-ignorance, alcohol, passion, presumption and stupidity."
Some degree of fear, therefore, is in order.
wild radish in bloom and a thistle