I am doing NaBloPoMo this month. 30 blog posts in 30 days. Come join me. #nablopomo2021
Once upon a time, I used to send out letters to the universe, hoping that someone (anyone!) out there might hear me. Let’s try that again.
Dear America – you truly need to get your sh*t together and address your systemic justice problems. The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse yesterday sets yet another precedent that it’s okay for a white person to arm themselves, show up anywhere and incite violence, and then use the danger that they created to shoot people and then claim self-defense. Why was this kid across state lines with an AR-15 after curfew in the first place? There should have been AT LEAST consequences for that, if not for everything that followed. Your laws are broken, America.
Dear 2021 – you’ve been a quiet disappointment. While I am technically not ready for another year to be over, there is also hope that 2022 will be the year we can all return to some normalcy. Maybe. If people get their act together and get vaccinated. Dear Covid – why tf are you still here?
Dear fellow citizens – please act responsibly during the holidays. I know, it’s hard to do the responsible thing this year, AGAIN. But we’re still in a pandemic. Vaccines and boosters be damned. We truly don’t need another wave in this country and as long as there are so many unvaccinated people out there, we’ll have to stay vigilant.
Dear Peloton (+ Community) – I’ve completely drunk the kool-aid, and you know what? I am fine with it. You’ve been the best investment of 2021 and the reason why I have stayed reasonably sane through everything. If exercise and community can do this, I don’t see anything wrong with it.
Dear Tr*mp – why do I still have to address you? Why can’t you just disappear into the ether? Nobody needs – or wants – a repeat of the last four years. We’re all still trying to clean up your mess, so please do us all a favor and take your self-important a** to the golf course (and just stay there).
Dear holidays – I am hoping you’ll be able to make up a tiny bit for yet another hard year. I need some peace and calm before we transition to a new year with new hope and renewed resilience.
Dear coffee – you’re the reason I get out of bed in the morning. You know that, right?
Dear duplex – sometimes I curse you for the limited space, the drafty windows, the old kitchen, but I am also thankful that you’ve kept us comfortable, warm, safe, and protected during the pandemic. I don’t take this for granted.
Dear Internet – you’ve been a true lifesaver making FaceTime with family and friends possible during a time when we can’t see each other in person. Where would I be without you?
What letters would you like to put out into the universe today?