Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

checking in -

I am tired again this evening. Fatigue has become a real issue for me. I knew the effects were cumulative, so I am learning to live in acceptance that I need to rest. I have two books to recommend. One is Company: A Novel by Max Barry. There is a glazed donut on the front cover of this book, so it is easy to identify, especially since there is a bite out of the donut, so, you can use your imagination to dissolve that bite in your own mouth. I actually made it through the whole book without eating a donut, though there is a great deal of talk about donuts and what they mean in the corporate world. Donut making may be outsourced. Higher-ups have fancy pastries. It is like that. Where do you fit in the corporate world, and, can you fit and have ethics too? Hmmm! I recommend the book.

I also greatly enjoyed The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan, a local person, I discover. She is the writing half of T.O. Sylvester, a cartoon in the San Francisco Chronicle. This book is a loving tribute to her mother, who is an absolutely amazing woman. She truly shows the Christ-Buddha-Mohammed and every other kind of spirit in action. It is a deeply touching and inspiring book.

I was also struck by how much it has meant to so many that California has reasonably affordable higher education. Two of Terry Ryan's brothers couldn't afford college in Ohio, but they came to California, and established residency, and were able to afford school as everyone deserves. I feel like a broken record, but what is more important than education in this country, that and the environment, and the two go together. People who can read and understand will respond and plan.

So, I sign off tonight, hoping that tomorrow my energy carries me a little further into the day. I do start off, and, then, I sputter out, and I'm finding that resting is wonderfully okay. I am well. I hope you are too.

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