Standing on the new bridge, on the Camino, I looked down. Below me was an old Roman bridge. A past life. The river alive with movement and memories. And to my surprise, my shadow was down there also. I was at the beginning of a new life, looking back to see where I had been, also looking forward to the future wondering what might be.
We have lived so long in comfort and in peace in this old house that I don’t understand his need to leave. I have been a very fortunate person and I am very grateful for what I have been given in life. Oh well, I guess I shouldn’t complain anymore.
The night was magical. Simply perfect. Full moon. He bows and indicates the dance floor is our destination, pausing for just a moment before the orchestra begins to play. Twirling and spinning in the arms of a gentleman, I wish this special night never to end. . .
This old grey-haired gentleman keeps me guessing. The nights I expect him, I worry when he will show up, and he never does. The nights I think he won’t bother to come, he surprises me. Sometimes he simply crawls into my bed and I awaken to find him there. Softly sleeping next to me.
"He says it’s going to be 'an exciting new world' for us, but I am sentimental and stuck on the familiar stairs I climb to my office and the tiny kitchen in which I cook. They say 'home is where the heart is' and my heart has been here for a long, long time"
Fathers have a hard time of it, expected to be all things to everyone in the family; expected to be both strong and gentle at the same time. To be a father can take a man by surprise. It can elevate his life or, in some men's opinions, ruin it. The thing to remember about fathers is that they gave you more than you can ever give back to them, especially your genes and peculiarities!
After Democrats and Republicans laid out their arguments, the Senate voted 57 guilty and 43 not guilty, not enough to convict the former president of incitement to insurrection. Donald Trump is therefore not barred from running again in 2024 if he so wishes. Trump supporters were happy at the result and the Democrats were dismayed.
The price is high but it is an opportunity for innovation and growth.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden proposed last week a $1.9 trillion rescue package to combat the economic downturn in the US and the Covid-19 crisis. “During this pandemic, millions of Americans, through no fault of their own, have lost the dignity and respect that comes with a job and a paycheck,” said Biden. The Biden rescue proposal would be financed entirely through increased federal borrowing and comes from the idea that the virus and the recovery are intertwined.