So here we are a day after the erection, oh wait, sorry, election and I’m catching up on some writing because I have been in a time warp. Day dreaming. Imagining things. Once, long ago, I participated in a campaign for George McGovern in a small way, handing out campaign buttons in Harvard Square. A well dressed older man approached me with a scowl on his face. Probably there was some concern written on mine. But then, as he came within a foot or two he broke out in a wide, friendly smile and gathered up some of my materials. He was playing with me and I will always remember him, whoever he was. Mr. McGovern, of course, went on to lose the election and Tricky Dick was with us for awhile until the fateful day when he boarded the helicopter and left us, forever.
You never know how things are going to turn out (is my point). Things can look pretty bad and then the sun breaks out. Or, you can feel like things are going swell and suddenly the well caves in and you are left without water..
We will just have to wait and see how things go. I am happy this morning to say my eye appointment went well, yesterday. I do not have a spot of cancer in my left eye. But I am now convinced that it is important to have regular eye exams. They are not just to correct vision problems. If you are seeing well it doesn’t mean you don’t need to see someone for years and years. There is also a correlation, I discovered, between small areas in the eye, called “bear tracks”, and colon cancer. Coincidentally, I have been worried about bears and their tracks, sleeping out in the woods in the past year. Now it’s clear I should have been more concerned about events behind the scenes.
Every day is an adventure as I try to find a peaceful place to “hang out”. Monday evening a group of Trailblazers went downtown to an Irish Pub for dinner and then took a tour of some ghostly places associated with historic events in the Richmond area. It was pretty much fun and good exercise too. I took a photo of the governor’s home next to the Virginia Capitol building that clearly shows a ghostly orb surrounding an upstairs window. And, while we were standing in this area the gate suddenly creaked upon giving us a momentary scare until the guard mentioned we should probably move and let Governor McDonnell’s car go on its way.
Surprise! Everyone laughed. We are easily fooled, it seems and we should probably not worry about too much. Things will turn out differently than we hope or expect. It’s how we determine to live our lives that is important. And we should keep smiling, for sure, while we walk every day and talk to our favorite ghosts.
Things will sort themselves out. They always do. Here are some photos of our ghost tour.