If you are like I am, you are very, very concerned about the state of affairs. Last night, after returning home from a local Claremont political discussion group, I was only able to absorb the first 30 minutes of "The Rachel Maddow Show". I was sensing that my frustration with all things political had spilled over to all things destructive to this country. Knowing that I was soon to go to bed, I turned off the TV, and found myself a nice harmless article in the Atlantic, so I popped a 400mg gabapentin and a melatonin, and I was soon asleep. i awoke this morning, and focused in on this story, about a rescue in an area that is one of the serene and beautiful examples of expansive sea and coast and nature preserves in California. Just north of San Francisco, and above Stinson Beach, you can lose yourself in the simplicity of nature. This story made me come back to reality that there is more to life than an authoritarian dunce in the White House, who is hell-bent on upending everything sacred our democracy:
An 18-year-old rescuer found a septuagenarian couple who went missing in a forested area near Tomales Bay. They survived for a week by drinking from a muddy puddle and eating fern fronds. [Marin Independent Journal]
The high school senior from Larkspur had spent much of his winter break searching the backwoods of Inverness. The Palo Alto couple — both in their 70s — had been missing since they left their rental cottage more than a week before.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
- Kris Kristofferson