Birds make me happy
What more can I say? I love looking out at the feeders and seeing all of the birds. I'm reminded that they are fragile, when the ice forms in the hummingbird feeder and I've neglected to take it in, or when I look out and there is no suet. I take care of them, and I'm happy.
But I'm feeling sad for our world today. What's coming next? How did we manage to elect a madman as president of our country? I watched a lovely tribute to President Obama this morning and we will all mourn for the loss of such a good man as president. He may not have done everything I would have hoped for, but he's good and kind and caring and genuine. I'm trying to be hopeful, but today it's hard. These words from Kennedy are an inspiration, however, and remind me that we've been here before and hopefully we'll prevail:
“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
― John F. Kennedy
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