Getting Personal #55: “To A More Perfect Union”

I’ve tried really, really hard to not be political here on the blog, despite the tumultuous event that was the 2016 Presidential election. Politics have never been something I’ve been incredibly comfortable discussing, much less writing about, so I decided a while ago to keep quiet, unless something significant struck my heart or soul, and stirred something in me to write.

And then, yesterday, my stomach was in knots for most of the morning. The thing that most of us thought would never come true, actually happened. Donald Trump was inaugurated as the next President of the United States.

During lunch, as I was contemplating the future of healthcare, women’s rights, and other things, I turned to one of my favorite blogs, Freckled Italian.

Her post for Friday, January 20th couldn’t have been more aptly titled:


After reading it, and re-reading it, and reading it for a third time, I started to feel my stomach un-knoting itself, ever so slightly.

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Image Credit: Freckled Italian

I downloaded the poster, printed it, and I plan to buy a frame for it this weekend. On Monday, I’ll place it in said frame and find a good spot for it on my desk, where I can look it every single day.

Thanks, Megan, for sharing. I needed it, and I think a lot of people needed it, too.

I’m raising my coffee mug this morning, one day after a historic inauguration, silently toasting, “Here’s to a more perfect union.”


Until the next headline, Laura Beth šŸ™‚

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