Thursday Inspiration — The Puzzle of Love

img_0181Last night I know I hurt you, but I hope you’ll give me a chance to make up for the harm I’ve done. I’m so sorry and I hope you’ll let me prove to you how bad I feel.

Love, to me, is like a puzzle and I’ve always had trouble getting all of the pieces to fit neatly together. I want to create a beautiful picture of the two of us, but some of the pieces are missing and it makes me angry. Very, very angry. And then I say or do something really stupid.

My darling, only love can break a heart, and only love can mend it again. Please try to forgive me. Let’s work on this puzzle together, my love. Can we work to finish the beautiful picture of the two of us as one? Will you let me hold you and love you for always and always?

Inspired by Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, where the theme is “heart.” And by this song, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and recorded by Gene Pitney.

Yes, I’m Angry

5B25D55D-D91C-409E-B0BC-B5B2E7829AA0I’m upset.

I’m frustrated.

I’m disappointed.

And I’m pissed.

Don’t worry, though

I’ll get over it.

Because what choice do I have?

There’s really very little I can do.

But I am hopeful that, eventually, the truth will out.

And decency and sanity will be restored.

I am optimistic that this madness will end.

I am counting on the survival of our republic.

But just in case I’m wrong

And Donald Trump gets re-elected

I will be exploring other countries to move to.

Being an expat might not be so bad

Compared to staying around

And witnessing the dissolution

Of the American republic.

Missing the Point

4F0152DA-31D5-4157-9910-024E50A64B8DWhether you believe Brett Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford and the other women who have accused him of sexual misconduct is not really the point. Even if the FBI’s further background check did not uncover anything to corroborate the accusations, Kavanaugh’s demeanor during last Thursday’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee should be enough to disqualify him from a seat on the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh entered that hearing room full of vitriol and animosity. He came in with both guns blazing. He delivered an angry, partisan tirade, treated several Democratic senators with abject contempt, and was evasive in responding to direct questioning. He also told a number of lies while under a sworn oath.

So put aside, if you can, the matter of sexual assault. Even if Kavanaugh hadn’t been accused of sexual misconduct, or lied under oath to the Senate, or identified himself as the victim of a pro-Clinton conspiracy, his behavior last week was disqualifying, his conduct unbecoming of any judge, much less one bound for the highest court in the land.

As to the FBI investigation, it was clear that, with the imposed restrictions of a limited investigation in a limited time period, the outcome was a foregone conclusion. “There’s nothing to see here.” So now the Republicans have political cover to elevate someone to the Supreme Court who has demonstrated that he lacks the temperament for the position.

But this, it seems, is the way in Trump’s America.