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Lemonade

November 8, 2017

It’s been a year minus a day since that horrible night when it dawned on millions of us that a lying, bombastic, ignorant, narcissistic sexual predator was elected U.S. president and not in fact the first ever woman. I share my continued anger, dismay, and embarrassment over the turn of events in our country with many close to me and across the nation.

But today is a celebration, a rebuke of the toxic policies and attitudes the current administration is unleashing via the first midterm election. Vi Lyles is Charlotte, NC’s new mayor, the first African American woman to hold that office. Danica Roem is Virginia’s first openly transgender state legislator and unseated the bigot who wrote the bathroom bill. Progressive candidates, some written off by pundits as impossible projects, stood up to the wave of negative hateful denigrating politics to run for office and won! Here’s the list.

After near daily news of environmental protections being torn down, public education support being eroded, women’s rights being violated, immigrants demonized, children’s health insurance being revoked, rampant government corruption, and on and on, this is a day of hope. Election Day 2018 is coming and let this be a preview of America rejecting prosperity for the few at the cost of everyone else, of embracing our communities, finding strength in our differences, and becoming neighborhoods and a nation that truly reflects our highest ideals.

On the home front we’re waiting impatiently on construction, putting out small fires that supersede more fun planning like the future garden. But the Meyer Lemon Tree That Would Not Die gives us a glimpse of future harvests: seven lovely lemons we’re a bit afraid to cut into. What to make? Lemonade feels like poetic sustenance after such a bitter year.

If you’re in the Midlands of SC and interested in growing dwarf citrus, call Ben at Simply Citrus Nursery. He has beautiful stock and freely shares growing info–and frost-protecting blankets.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Craig Cramer permalink
    November 8, 2017 8:37 pm

    Epic. Right there with you.

    Hang in.

    Craig

    On Nov 8, 2017 12:31 PM, “Sin City to Slaterville” wrote:

    > Lynn posted: ” It’s been a year minus a day since that horrible night when > it dawned on millions of us that a lying, bombastic, ignorant, narcissistic > sexual predator was elected U.S. president and not in fact the first ever > woman. I share my continued anger, dismay, ” >

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