Today was one of those days that was so beautiful as to defy description. Warm sunlight, gentle breeze, low humidity. Birds chirping and everything is green. Being a Sunday our normally busy road was pretty quiet. The only way it could have been better would have required me to be sitting on the deck looking out over Black Lake in northern Michigan. My wife and I went to our local greasy spoon to have breakfast, the first time we have eaten at a restaurant together since the "pandemic" started, then ran to the store to grab some groceries.
Because I am a melancholy kind of guy most of the time, I had to wonder how many more days like this most of us have ahead of us. How much longer can we count on being able to grab a meal in peace and quiet, and run to the store where the shelves are full? How many lazy Sunday afternoons where we can enjoy the day without looking over our shoulders?
A lot of people are starting to feel what some of us have been feeling for quite some time. Things are changing and the pace of change is accelerating. The old America that the rest of the world envied is passing away and what is replacing it will be poorer, dumber and more violent. People in other nations have to be taking some pleasure at seeing America falling into chaos, even as they must realize that a world without America is going to be a lot worse for everyone.
I suspect that things will change a lot faster than anyone could expect. I figured 2020 would be a tumultuous year for certain but I expected it to be political with some violence as we neared the election. I had no idea we would see rioting and looting across the country in Spring and people would be seriously discussing defunding and eliminating the police. That would have been electoral suicide a few years ago but now the Left talks about it openly.
January 2021 is looming large in my mind but all of us need to take rest and comfort in the brief time we have left. Prepare your mind and body for what is coming.