Yesterday was pretty stressful. Let's get the negative out of the way first. Mark is struggling. He had lost a lot of weight and didn't look all the well. He is in depression in my humble opinion. The reason for this trip was twofold. He is going to Palm Springs for the winter. While there he is going to reconnect with his doctor. I really hope they give him a complete physical. Since Portland is on the way from Vashon Island to Palm Springs he stopped here. I don't remember if I mentioned this before but before his wife died the two of them made me the executor of their estate. When they lived here in Portland they rented three deposit boxes. Large ones. Since large boxes are readily available here they have kept the boxes here. He stopped here basically so we could go to the bank and take Sandra's name off of the boxes and put mine on. It was really kind of a final thing where Sandra is concerned. After we got that done, Mark, Mom, and I went to Claim Jumper for a really nice lunch. Mark ate like a horse. It was good to see him eat. I think what has happened is that he was used to have company for meals and now doesn't so when he is alone he just doesn't eat. I wish I didn't have this creepy feeling that he isn't long for the world. Prayers and good vibes are always appreciated.
Now on to left stressful things, articles about the good and weird today. No thinking required. I was on the go all day yesterday, following are the best places to be when you are on the go:
After a stressful day you might want to just sit down and have a good meal:
After being on the go and then having a nice filling meal, how about a little music?
There is a link in the article that will take you to videos to listen to the music.
Madame de Staël authored yesterday's quote. " Wen we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form." was authored by a woman born in 1908 and died in 1986. She was a writer on feminism and existentialism. She also wrote novels. Her book "THE SECOND SEX is a feminist classic. It is based on the idea that, while men and women may have different tendencies, each person is unique, and it is culture which has enforced a uniform set of expectations of what is "feminine," as contrasted to what is "human" which is equated with what is male. She argued that women can free themselves, through individual decisions and collective action. It could be said of a member of the second sex that SHE CAME TO STAY? You can know tell me who authored today's quote.