This guitar player performed at my nephew Travis and Shanna’s outdoor wedding overlooking Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (2014).
I have no desire to write about politics and religion, because I don’t want to be embroiled in conflict and controversy. Suffice it to say that what is happening these days is nothing compared to World War II. It took two atomic bombs to end the war with Japan, and it took the Allied invasion to end the war in Europe. We must never forget the Holocaust.
Every day, I pour myself a cup of coffee and read the newspaper. I notice the advancements being made in science, medicine, astronomy, and the arts. It offsets the bad news about rape, murder, famine, and terrorism.
What has all that got to do with me? Not much. I just focus on improving my home and garden. It gives me great joy to see my plants thrive and bloom. David paints the house when it needs painting. Eventually, we will have to hire someone to paint the entire house, but until then, the patching David does is adequate.
I feel no need to prove myself and no need to impress anyone. I spend very little time in front of the mirror. If I am clean and neat, then that’s good enough. I don’t expect David to be anyone other than himself.
We are not dirt poor like the homeless. Nor are we filthy rich like the Trumps. We are middle class and we enjoy being middle class.