There have been any number of paeans for Ruth Bader Ginsburg these last few days. I'm not so arrogant as to suppose I might sing her praises in a way that hasn't already been sung; word of her passing came as no real surprise, but a lot of us kept thinking "She's gonna be ok, she's gonna be around forever."
Well, no, she's not. And the world is just a little bit more dreary, the landscape of our country even more unsettled and scary. The current regime has made a mockery of the tenets of our democracy. They will undoubtedly continue to do so. With RBG's passing We The People have more reason than ever to feel hopeless.
Fires in the West. Floods in the East. Now this.
Stay well, wear your mask, and for your own sake VOTE.