“I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
I never thought I would have to live through the insanity now issuing daily from the White House. I thought things like refusing Jewish refugees and rounding up Japanese American citizens and putting them in concentration camps were agreed on by all Americans to have been wrong. I believed that we had learned from the mistakes we agreed we had made in earlier times. I actually had fallen into the seductive idea of progress.
Now as the Twitter King sits and like a dictator issues daily orders, it is difficult to believe that we have gone back to World War II ways of governing. I have tried to keep my sanity throughout these past 10 days, but it is very challenging.
I return to Adrienne Rich, the author of the quote which heads my home page. From her poem Transcendental Etude: