(Here's what I wrote about the 10th anniversary of 911).
This photo below is from our current tragedy.
At the time, I didn’t know it was my last visit to a beer joint.
On February 26, President Trump said of covid victims, "...if you look at what we have with the 15 people and their recovery, one is—one is pretty sick but hopefully will recover, but the others are in great shape."
Yeah, right. I mean, no one really believed that at the time. Few people. I pay attention to the news, and while I sat in the beer joint I was figuring out what I might need to stock up on.
Of course, Trump himself didn't believe what he was saying. (Does he ever?) Three weeks earlier he told Bob Woodward, "It goes through air, Bob. It's also more deadly than even your strenuous flus. This is deadly stuff."
Me, I like beer joints. I like hanging out and drinking beer in them.
When will I again get to hang around a beer joint safely?
A thousand people a day are dying of covid—and those people did not need to die.
I think about those dead people—dead and not coming back—and I think of their families, and I think of the dead people to come, and I think of the Trump cultists who are just fine with the body count. It will take a generation to fix (maybe, sort of) the damage America has suffered the last four years.
All indices up. Rage especially and Heartbreak especially.