When we went to Oak Island, our rental SUV had a license plate from New Mexico.
I liked that.
I imagined people at the beach seeing our license plate and thinking, "they came a long way to the beach!"
I often feel I'm from far away.
Like a galaxy far, far away.
I don't understand things here on earth.
--why people won't get the vaccine
--why there is a billboard near Waterbury saying "Unmask our Kids"
--like why states like Texas oppose a woman's right to do what she wants about her body
--why the Governor of Florida is opposed to mask mandates
--why some people still think Trump won the election
--why the rebellion at the Capitol didn't bring us together
--why states are trying to erode voting rights
--why people of color are still under more police pressure that I am
--why MAGA folks are so upset with Biden getting us out of America's longest war when Trump set the time-line
--why after incredible forest fires and Ida's making people homeless people still deny climate change
--why Republicans in congress oppose much needed infrastructure legislation and money to help the poor
I must not be from here, but from a galaxy far, far away...