The new world disorder

With minor deference to (well – more like awareness of) those who retain some affinity for DJT (henceforth, initials will suffice) – I pose (and attempt to answer) the question:

How do you survive in the Trumpian alt-universe (see how cleverly I included the new modifier “alt”)?

  1. Watch your back.
  2. Watch your front.
  3. Watch you sides.
  4. As in the salad days of Nazi Germany, be aware that anyone – friends, spouses, children, the postman – might be an informer and turn you in to the narcissism-police.
  5. Don’t do what I’m doing; don’t put anything anti-DJT in writing.
  6. Implore (covertly – but insistently) congress to begin impeachment proceedings.
  7. Transfer all assets into gold.
  8. Sew the gold into the lining of your coat.
  9. Pack up only the necessaries.
  10. Move – well, not to Mexico, but maybe Costa Rica.
  11. Set up a Dalai Lama-like government in exile.
  12. Learn some guerilla-warfare tactics.

I would welcome any additions to my list.

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It’s the playful moments that make life worthwhile

My partner in crime and I were out for an early-ish morning round of errands on this mild Saturday. Just halfway down the block, the day got infinitely brighter. Coming in our direction was a little girl – about six I’d say – walking a few steps ahead of her father. Well, she wasn’t exactly walking, she was flying. Arms perpendicular at her sides, body bent over at about a 45 degree angle, she was zooming in a zig-zag pattern across the width of the sidewalk.

“She’s flying,” said my PIC.

“I can fly too,” said I.

As she approached us, I put my arms out at my sides, bent over, and gave my inner airplane full throttle. We flew past each other; her only acknowledgement was in her eyes – they told me she was both surprised and comforted by my unexpected behavior. Somewhere deep inside I am certain she was relieved of any doubt she may have had about the possibility of staying a child forever.

AN AGGRESSIVE DAY IN THE UNIVERSE

On a side-street around the corner from my house, I witnessed a woman call a man a “dick” because he angrily told her to move her big old dog out of the way. Said dog (very sweet and calm aged pooch) was planted comfortably across the width of the sidewalk, blocking the egress of the 30-something guy who was carrying his 3- or 4-year-old daughter on his shoulders.

There was no space between the man’s awareness that his path was blocked and his ire; nor was there any intervening pause between his irritated “Get your dog out of the way!” and the dog’s also 30-something female owner’s retort.

I knew it was some bad juju (aka vibes) in the air, and I gave the two anger mongers a wide berth. Then I thought, “What’s going on here?”

“Trump,” I replied to myself. Trumpian energy.

Am I over-interpreting? Am I looking for a reason to blame The Donald?

Who can say?

I say it’s a new – and not very nice – world, one in which one’s aggressive impulses are not to be resisted.

Hold on, folks. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

Look for my new non-fiction book, FEAR OF LANDING, The stories we tell about commitment and their meanings. It’s available on amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Landing-stories-commitment-meanings/dp/1539179095/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1476027342&sr=8-3&keywords=karen+krett

Also available on amazon.com is my science fiction novel, RAYMÒN AND SUNSHINE, It’s about the relationship between an autistic man and a female android three hundred years in the future, when what was once seen as a disability is merely a difference. http://www.amazon.com/Raym%C3%B2n-Sunshine-Karen-Krett/dp/0692660887/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461866431&sr=8-1&keywords=krett+sunshine

You can find more information about me and my books at www.karenkrettauthor.com/