I’ve been reading Gore Vidal’s American Chronicle series over the past few months, and I’ve learned a lot about American political history that’s fascinated me, but the more I read, the more convinced I’ve become that most of what happens in politics and in governing our country is completely unknown to us, and completely out of our control. It’s been sobering and sort of depressing for me to realize that, but I just finished the last book in the series today, and for that to coincide with the election results made me more frustrated and full of dread and anger and helplessness than I’ve felt in a long time.
Fortunately, I have a lot of good things on the horizon, the first of which is my parents arriving in town. They’ll be here for a few days while my dad runs the marathon, but the best part is that they’re coming with ALL OF MY THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN IN STORAGE FOR THE PAST THIRTEEN MONTHS. Bed, books: I’m just warning you right now: expect some hot threeway action.