This last week of news has made me sick. Likely you too.
I was in the grocery store earlier this week when suddenly the power went out. I was in the back corner near the deli, milk and bread, so when the power went out it was dark (see photo above). Although only about a minute, it felt much longer before the emergency lighting came on. It was completely and eerily silent. In that moment, I wondered if this was due to some larger event and my adrenaline kicked in. “Do I know where the emergency exit is?” I thought. No one knew what was going on and yet everyone remained calm and quiet. A few people grumbled of Korea/Trump and others felt totally inconvenienced. As people began abandoning their shopping carts, it felt like a scene out of a zombie movie. In the end, it was only a major neighborhood power outage, so no need to fret. I stood in what little light came through the front doors waiting to see if I could pay for my groceries and took in the strange peacefulness of a dark and empty grocery store. That I even had a thought of more danger now seems ridiculous, but that’s how anxiety works. How sad that I even considered the worst while in the midst of such mundane tasks.
While I hoped to be more of an escape for you today, it doesn’t feel appropriate. Keeping it short with only a few links, so that you spend more of your day with someone you love.
- In regards to Virginia, may I recommend a very topical documentary, ICYMI: Welcome to Leith (2015). Watch it here or here. Trailer below.
- Also, an excellent thread.
- This is big business news: Disney is launching its own streaming service. Considering how protective Disney is with their content and their “vault”, I’m actually surprised it took this long to be honest.
- More pie please.
- Solar eclipse fever. Enter your zip code to know what you’ll see.
- A very crowded Yosemite.
- This is me now all the time.
- Why being near water makes us happier.
- How many days ’til NCAA football season.
Stay strong and be kind to each other.