The political world has presented us with a transition. I am one of those people suffering a bit with my candidate losing. I’m trying to not despair. I want to find ways to be an advocate for justice and the planet. I will be engaged in my community and stand up even stronger than before. And yet, as in any transition, I need to ground myself first.
Here is what I discovered:
- The fog still drifted in and out over the Golden Gate Bridge.
- A red tailed hawk still flew over the marshlands of Marin Headlands.
- Mole crabs are still digging in the sand at the beach.
- The sun sets in an explosion of pink, yellow and orange when the sky is scattered with clouds.
- The lights still twinkle in San Francisco at night when I look out my my window.
- The fog horns of the bridge still work.
- A dolphin jumps in Raccoon Channel near Tiburon.
- A whale blows off Chimney Rock at Point Reyes.
- A pelican dives for fish on Drakes Beach.
- My husband hugs me every day.
- Elephant Seals wrestle on the beach.
- The wind blows the top off the crashing surf.
- The grass is turning green from our 5 inches of rain.
- A coyote crosses the road at night.
- Deer grow antlers in the fall.
- Super moons rise and light the world so brightly it gives you hope.
Thanks to Fritz Pinney for this Santa Barbara Photo. Fritz takes photos of the full moon every month of the year.