#FOTD – THE DAYS OF WHINE AND ROSES

#FOTD – January 24 – THE DAYS OF WHINE AND ROSES, OR HOW I WHINED MY WAY THROUGH LAST SUMMER AND I HOPE I DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A COMPLETE MENTAL BREAKDOWN THIS SUMMER (JUST SAYING)

Last summer, I think I whined throughout the entire summer. Meanwhile, roses grew and I sullenly refused to even go out and take pictures. Okay, I took some pictures. Not as many as usual. I was feeling petulant about lockdown. Who knew that six — or is it seven? — months later, I would be furious about not getting a vaccination. Aw, c’mon! This hasn’t been a medical lockdown. This has been a siege.

One of my favorite rose photos

The more we cut them back, the more they grow

How many more of us are going to die before they get their act together? Is this some kind of conspiracy to kill off our generation so they don’t have to keep paying Social Security and Medicare? I’m pretty sure that’s what the Republicans had it mind. Considring that our “new” president is the same age as Garry, I think maybe they aren’t intentionally trying to kill us. Just accidentally.

But I digress. I’m trying to believe that I will outlive Massachusetts’ being so busy following The Rules that they forget I exist and I wind up an “oops” in the great book of stupid, unnecessary early deaths. Am I being morbid?

If you make it to my funeral — if by whenever that is, it’s legal to have a funeral — please bring roses. The thornier, the better.



Categories: Flowers, Gallery, Gardens, macro, Photography, roses

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5 replies

  1. Marilyn, Thank you for the pics and your take on the GOP, over here in Blighty we are in much the same boat, our Government seem to be hell bent on destroying the elderly, infirm and those too ill to work. Our death total has now gone past the 100k mark, I know it doesn’t sound a lot but there are more people living in New York City than live in the UK so it really is a lot of people who have died unnecessarily because of this pandemic. We are ahead of the USA on deaths per thousand people so you’re not that bad really.

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    • What worries me is that we aren’t DONE with the dying yet. When of the things I’m getting from comments is that while in some states, there are vaccines and people are receiving them, in more states than not, there are no vaccinations to get. I’m pretty sure that we don’t have any in Massachusetts. They are definitely out of them in New York and California and probably Arizona, too. Nothing happening in Virginia.

      I’ve done all the right things. Now, I just want to get a chance at LIFE again while I’m still here to enjoy it. It does seem like they are out to get us, doesn’t it? We cost them money. Pensions and medication and doctors so maybe if they knock us off, they can balance the budget. I don’t like thinking this way, but it is hard not to wonder if we aren’t targets.

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      • Don’t you just know it, the vaccines in use here have an expiry date which our Government is just ignoring. Even the WHO have said there should be a maximum between first and second doses of 6 weeks, however the clowns in charge here are advocating a minimum of 12 weeks between doses. When politicians ignore science and doctors you just know we are all fucked! (Pardon my French)

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