It was two days after Donald Trump was elected to be President of the United States. We were stunned here, all of us, at the unexpected vote. I had been in the north of Britain the morning the Brexit vote came in, and it looked a lot like that here in Chicago. Just a sense of massive disorientation. This same week, I was also the intended victim of a crime that didn’t happen.
And so I was nervy, jangled, tied in my human knots. I looked up into my back yard, and it happened, that thing that often happens when we open our eyes to the actual world around us…. Not only was it beautiful, but there in camouflage were two still ones, teaching me about staying awake while taking cover and having a lovely rest. An offering of peace, accepted.