We spent Thanksgiving with the Wiegand clan in Cleveland, Ohio. Maia met a bunch of people for the first time and also got to see Grandpa Cliff and Grandma Paula and Uncle Bob again. Photos to come. In the meantime, we have some fun videos.
Grandma Mary came to visit earlier this month and we took the opportunity to all go to a really cool art exhibit. It was by a Japanese art collective called teamLab and was full of beautiful digital art. Some of the art pieces would actually react to the viewer, as in the patterns would change depending on where you stood or if you touched the image.
And, just because its a nice picture, here is one from when we visited Little Farm:
Yesterday was election day and it should have been a day of celebration. I was so excited at the prospect of Hillary becoming president — for her character, her accomplishments, and her policies, but I was also particularly excited that you and your generation would have a woman president. Instead, it became a day of shock and mourning. Rather than electing a woman who has dedicated her life to public service, Americans elected a narcissistic, misogynistic, racist bully who fed on people’s fear and hate. Mommy and daddy and our friends and family were devastated.
I hope for the sake of our country that Trump will prove my fears wrong and not turn out to be a terrible president.
In the meantime, although the country has seemingly taken a step backwards, this moment has galvanized me to think about our future and how we can make it better. Personally, I strive to be a better person — more positive and more generous, kind, compassionate, and civic-minded. This post is public, so you can hold me to my words. (But over the next few days I might need to wallow in ice cream and chocolate now and then.) I hope that in the years to come you will also appreciate and embrace these values.
I love you and I hope that your future and our country’s future is a bright one. We will be thinking about how we can help it be so.
I got to go trick-or-treating at daddy’s workplace! I wandered the wrong way a few times, but I managed to visit various characters handing out goodies, and I eventually figured out I could grab some candy and go back for seconds and thirds, and everyone let me because I am so cute!