Thanks to EVERYONE who wished me happy birthday yesterday! That was so kind. I had a lovely day, reading and relaxing. I spent a least a THIRDS of my day reading an ARC from my favorite series. SO GOOD! (See what I did there?)
Yesterday I turned 56. While I slept, the count was finalized. Brexit is a go. This morning showed the DOW lost 500 points. Panic is widespread. Global markets are melting down. Those wonderful pictures of Wall Street stock traders head-desking and face-palming and weeping majestically are already cued up.
It’s business as usual in the world. Things go up. Things go down. People make great choices or they make awful ones. I vote in America when it’s required of me, but there are things in the world I have no control over–things that nevertheless affect me–those pesky butterflies that flap their wings on one side of the world and create global meltdowns on the other.
Did we forget?
We’re all connected. Whether we like it or not. Whether we legislate it or not. We are all connected, both physically by the world we share, and metaphysically, by the stuff we are made of.
This does make me wish I’d cashed my tiny stockpile of June checks, some of which will be worth far less today than they would have been Wednesday. Live and learn.
I guess I’m blogging today because I couldn’t really do anything except watch. I don’t know what’s going to happen now. Britain is a go. Scotland isn’t happy. France is now flexing its muscles. What does this mean for any of us?
Not a single clue.
What I do know is that we’ve been through worse. We have choices. We can vote our conscience in November and weather this storm.
We can. We do. We will. Always. Just sayin’