I had forgotten all about Friday Letters (were they originally Kym's idea?), until I looked at Bonny's blog today. I enjoyed her post, and since I was in the mood to write today but was uninspired, I thought I'd do a few letters of my own.
Dear Pantsuit Politics,
Thank you for your podcast! Not only is it interesting and lively, but it provides a calming influence in the current political climate. Why can't the rest of the country talk about things reasonably like you do, and like we used to do? In any event, you give me hope that we will somehow be able to move forward. Keep up the good work.
Dear Camille Cosby,
WOW. Really? I mean, I'm all for loyalty to one's partner, but comparing your husband's conviction to what happened to Emmett Till? And wanting the legal team involved on the prosecution side investigated for misconduct? Wow. Personally, I would have already dumped him, but in any case, I'd just keep quiet. But you decided speaking out was the answer. And ... WOW.
Dear Paul Ryan,
Admittedly, even on your best days, I think you are a tool. But clearly you have never ever spent any time with Jesuits, or if you did, you *really* were not paying attention. Thanks though, for the high level of amusement you have provided.
Dear Puerto Rico,
I know. It's been 255 days and counting and still you are not really any better off in most areas where you were. And hurricane season is getting ready to start again. I love you, but right now that isn't helping much. And I'm doing what I can to help, but I'm sure by now you have realized that since you are neither wealthy nor lily-white, and have only limited voting rights, the Orange Monster and his ilk can't be bothered. I hope you get even a tiny bit of comfort from knowing that someday, somehow, it will come back to bite them all in the posterior. In the meantime, God bless all of you.
I've been told that you will be coming back, starting this weekend. Please do. You're the only thing standing between me and a too early, too long, summer!
Happy Weekend! I hope it's a good one for everyone.