A chilly GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Happy day after Easter to everyone! Great time spent with friends and family. Too many blessings to count.
Today’s bit o trivia: Lisa Najeeb Halaby. You probably know her better as Queen Noor. For all you lovers of royal intrigue and such, this one comes out of Jordan (a little country just south of Syria). Born a ‘Merican back in 1951 in DC, she rose to being Queen by strict diet and fitness routines. Just kidding. After graduating from Princeton, where she played ice hockey (seriously), she went to Australia and happened to meet up with King Al Hussein I. He was mourning his late wife, Queen Alia. They became friends and one thing led to another and Ms. Halaby became Noor Al-Hussein which means “Light of Hussein.” All that before social media. See, dreams do come true…sort of. Stay tuned for a bit of intrigue with the House of Hashemite
Monday Musings Ed-vise today
I thought about starting this week with some politics and a discussion about when did the Republican party become the Party of Fear. But, I won’t.
Instead, I will talk about this past weekend. Friends came over. My eldest came over with her roommate (I call him that because she won’t call him her boyfriend…whatever). My youngest, my wife. My son didn’t make it over for whatever reason. Probably because he has a life on the coast.
It reminded me of my grandad. He and my granny re-did their vows several years back. Tons of people running all over the place. And he just leaned on the lectern and watched the whole thing play out in front of him with a bit of a sheepish grin on his face. He later told his brother (my Uncle Mel) “this is what it’s all about.”
In this time when we have been isolating. Staying away from people and relying on video to try and bridge the gap. For me, I realize that the presence of others is vital to me.
I was able to have drinks with my friends before this weekend. It was such a blessing to physically touch them and connect. If for no other reason than to know they really are OK.
So, this past Easter was more of that same type therapy. The presence and connection of other people. To see all of them and feel their presence in my house was really a blessing for me. Too many blessings to count. I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember when the past, present and future get together…things are tense! Think about it.