Millennium Park Blues

It has rained three out of four days now. This drippy, weepy weather matches my moods rather well, actually.


That’s what I do.

Why the funk, you ask? It’s the Mid-May slump. I have so much work to do, it’s almost impossible – and yet I’m parked here at my computer, staring out the window at Millennium Park, wishing for a miracle.

-A miracle that will turn back my calendar so that I can squeeze more fund raising in and maybe get a little closer to my goal, thereby allowing more women access to lower cost health care, and incidentally assuring my own job security.

-A miracle that will somehow reverse all the damage done to the psyches of America’s young girls in the name of Beauty.

-A miracle that will suddenly turn all of my negative thoughts about myself into positive ones, and spur me on to do good works, instead of wanting good looks.

But, Mr. Rogers taught me that wishing won’t make things come true:

You can make believe it happens,
Or pretend that something’s true.
You can wish or hope or contemplate
A thing you’d like to do.
But until you start to do it,
You will never see it through.
‘Cause the make-believe pretending
Just won’t do it for you

You’ve got to do it.
Every little bit…

He’s right.

Back to work.

6 thoughts on “Millennium Park Blues

  1. I love having a peek at your office and view. Don’t beat yourself up too much, there. I know you can do what needs to be done, I just KNOW it. but the weight of the world gets pretty heavey pretty fast, so remember, you can share the load.
    Love you.


  2. Hey – that’s a different office than the one I remember visiting. Way cool window scene, glad you’ve got one, too. I love that kitty – love it!

    Your African Violet looks very happy : ) Window thingy’s are neat, too – they remind me of Hometown Drugstore.

    Missing you!


  3. This is a different looking office than the one I remember visiting. I love that kitty – love it!

    Your African Violet looks very happy. And the window thingy’s are neat-o, they remind me of Hometown drugstore.

    Missing you.


  4. I know what you mean about mid-may slump, holy crap! Oh, and “…and spur me on to do good works, instead of wanting good looks…” that’s perfect. Brilliant!



  5. I can sympathize… from time to time, I think we all wish we could turn back the clock and do some things differently. I try to remember what a gift today is. Yesterday is gone, but we can always have a positive effect on the quality of our own lives by living today well.

    “Nothing is more important than this day.” -Goethe



  6. Hate to parrot the other noters, but I LOVE that kitty! That’s a makineko, isn’t it? (can’t really tell) I have two of them on my desk here at work, one white and one black, which has led to many people mistaking them for salt and pepper shakers.

    Another anime to recommend to you: Someday’s Dreamers, a lovely little show about a girl in training to become a mage. It reminds me a bit of Harry Potter, though not as humorous. Just got licensed by Pioneer.


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