Last week, posts aside mouse felt anxious. The horrible events across the country had an effect on all of us. Yes, Daddy does keep mouse from watching the news -- because it's so depressing something mouse brought up just recently. Still it doesn't keep all the ugliness of the world out. And hates to admit when she heard the news, she turned on CNN. The baby was playing with toys and seemed to not notice the news unfolding. Daddy came home and held his girls and son. We all felt it. The rest of the week, mouse avoided the news like a plague. Still she couldn't keep out all the sadness. Eveywhere she went people were talking about it. Add to that all the other news. Daddy was sweet with his mouse all week, but still there was a strong drive to just be near him. To keep everyone near her though.
Daddy spent Friday night talking about all the good in the world as we shared our Shabbat meal with some friends. We didn't talk about bad things -- just the positive. Random people opening their homes to complete strangers. Offerings of food.
Yesterday, was a lovely day. We worked in the yard, clearing some plants that just didn't survive the winter. We watched the kids play, Daddy sipped and beer and said to mouse, "Even at its worse and most ugly, life is beaufitul." In the evening after the kids went to bed, Daddy had been in the hot tub while mouse thumbed through a magazine. He came into the room, remarking that mouse had been quiet most of the week. Actually, the word he used was 'unsettled' and he was right. We meditated together and when mouse couldn't find that quiet mental place, he just pulled her closer and held her.
Song selection: Eclipse; Pink Floyd