I just walked down to the dumpster to take the air conditioning/heating filter that I try to remember to change on the 1st of each month. I missed it by a few days this month.
They will give us free filters but they’re so flimsy I just order my own.
Thank you for all the wonderful comments yesterday. It gave me hope for our future.
What I’m Listening To:
I am listening to a CD I got yesterday in the mail. It is Paul Cardall’s “Living For Eden.” And it is beautiful. I think it also has a calming affect on Charlie and Ivy.
Cardall has quickly become one of my favorite musicians. Here is a video with a sample from this album.
Here is his website. Cardall was born with half a heart. There is a book about him coming out next month.
“The Broken Miracle” duology was inspired by Paul’s experience living with half a heart for most of his life. Despite his health condition, he managed to build a thriving music career while on the brink of death.
“From discovering his passion for piano to the day of his life-defying transplant, readers will get a glimpse of the incredible journey he embarked on from his teenage years to adulthood.”
What I Just Finished Reading:
I finished reading“Call Your Daughter Home” last night. It was set in the days when blacks had no other choice than to humbly agree and do a white man’s bidding. Those too were dark days.
My next door neighbor Ervina happens to be black and her 26 year old grandson lives with her. She lost her only child, a son, many years ago. She’s keeping the grandson close to home for now.
She told me she’s not willing to put her grandson out there in this climate. Because she fears he will have a target on his back everywhere he goes.
I had never really thought of what that must be like.
Racism has been another layer of darkness in this country.