It’s hard to believe that we are ending the tenth month of this year. One helluva year. We never imagined it would be this bad, this long, this ugly, this scary. Anxieties are high and many of us are afraid to relax because something bad might happen. This has been that kind of year when every time you think all the worst things that could possibly happen have already happened, something unimaginably worse pops out of 2020’s jack in the box.
So … here are the questions du jour:
What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top of?
Probably 60 State Street in Boston on the 66th floor. I lived in New York and we had taller building, but I never went up in them. No reason. I just didn’t go there. I have been to the very top of some very big roller coasters. They aren’t the height of sky scrapers, but they feel taller because in a minute you are going to be diving down that hill.
What do you do to keep fit?
Nothing much. With the massive arthritis in my spine and the detached state of my breastbone, just walking around is hard work. And then there’s cooking and cleaning. Can never quite get away from that.
What’s your jack-o-lantern carved to look like?
No Jack-O-Lantern now. I used to carved fun faces back when Kaity lived here and then, later, she carved fun faces for me. But there’s no point these days. We don’t get trick-or-treaters here, so there’s no one to enjoy it and this year, there seemed little reason to bother.
Do you have hope or have you lost it?
I always have hope. What you really need to ask is whether or not I have any optimism. I’m a little weak on that. I live in hope, but until good things happen, I don’t count on them.
Feel free to share something you’re grateful for!
Let’s wait until AFTER the election. If things go well, I will have a lot for which to be grateful. Meanwhile, I’m just holding my breath and living in hope.