Politics. Enough is Enough! as someone once said. I can buy that. Boy, can I buy that.
I confess. I’m sick to death of politics. I wait with baited breath for this election season TO END! and for Donald Trump and all like him to wind up as floaters in the political sewage lagoon where they belong. Manifest Destiny, in a word (well, two words, actually, but what the hay).
So to hell with politics. To hell with Trump and all he “stands” for (i.e. himself, nothing else; it’s so simple, really). Why not a look around at something else, at things and scenes that are well worth a view, a view that has absolutely ZERO to do with today’s political mess that’s come to define this nation’s existence at this unfortunate point in time?
Great idea, seems to me, so following are some ‘snapshots’ of highlights gathered from days past (within the last forty years, give-or-take). Each and all still stand tall as depictions of what once was – ‘Out There’ – in a world devoid of politics and filled instead with LIFE — as each and every moment can easily become.
So relax, lay back, prepare for a non-political — relaxing (and peaceful, mostly) — soliloquy. Enjoy!
▲Bird of Paradise; Kauai, 1978▲
▲Bald Eagle; Lake Beckwith, Colorado; 2009▲
▲Backlit Sonoran Desert Giant Saguaro; ca 1975▲
▲Coral Reef; St. Lucia, Caribbean; 1983▲
▲Seal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; ca 1980▲
▲Chipmunk, San Isabel N.F., Colorado; 2009▲
▲EEK! Gopher Snake, Colorado; 2014▲
▲Indian Paintbrush Wildflower, Arizona, ca 2002▲
▲Water Lillies, Kauai; 1978▲
A world without politics; a world without Trump! Imagine it! The Peace! The Beauty!
▲Pu’uhonua, Hawaii; 1978▲
Seriously, did King Kamehaha have to deal with his own version of Trump? Really? I see the dude does have small hands; and what about the face? The hair? They had to deal with the sum of all of THAT too? In ancient Polynesia? Way back then? I mean, really, that’s just plain bizarre!
Brings to mind this one. It’s not one of mine, but whomever it was that tripped the shutter captured the best summation of the entire of the Trump “movement” I’ve ever seen!
Eww. Guess we’d better leave it there.