Here we are, big day, the biggest in many moons, the machinery of democracy grinding toward an answer, a conclusion, a pick.
Turning blue in the face. I’ve been holding my breath for a really long time.
I’m trying to keep in mind the things that don’t change, the things to hold closer than ever. Family. Friends. Work. The cat. Knitting?
My attention span for knitting has been shot all weekend. I’ve gone on long walks, caught up on sleep, had cheeseburgers two nights in a row. Had a great Zoom visit with a bunch of you on Saturday. But no knitting.
When all else fails, I turn to the Beatles. They’re the songs that morph and change to make sense to me no matter how troubled I’ve been. On a day like today, it’s going to take about 90 Beatles songs to get me through. If you’re looking for 90 Beatles songs, here you go: four hours and fifteen minutes of songs you know all the words to.
Do you have a go-to to calm yourself? All ideas welcome.
PS Needless to say, if you’re planning to vote today, take this playlist with you while you wait. You can probably get a group singalong going if you just start in with “When I find myself in times of trouble . . .”