Devils

Denver Botanic Garden, Denver, Colorado

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

William Shakespeare, The Tempest

I just began reading a, long awaited, book by, the mystery writer, Louise Penny. The story opens with this ominous quote from Shakespeare. I’ve been thinking about the quote and how it relates to our country’s current situation. It does seem the devils are here.

A dark beginning to this week’s post, I agree. That’s not to say I am without hope. If you look up Pollyanna in the dictionary, there could be a photo of me, an excessively optimistic person. Although,I do I feel I have lost my way over the past months. 

With that in mind, I’ve chosen a goal for the 100 Day Challenge, mentioned in last weeks post. Beginning September 22, and continuing until the end of 2020, I will spend time working on getting myself in the right place to welcome the New Year with grace and optimism. I am ready to let go of what Queen Elizabeth might call, “annus horribilis”  and move on. 

My goal is to spend, optimistically, one hour a day, listening to music, meditating, and reading inspirational books. If the weather cooperates I might take a book to the Botanic Gardens where I can sit and read by the waterlily pool or listen to classic jazz as I walk through the park. While I can’t change much of what 2021 will bring, I am going to give changing my attitude about how I receive it my best shot,

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