“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
There was no way it wasn’t going to rain last Saturday before the weenie dog races, but we had time to watch the warm ups and the lightning. It was interesting that they warmed up going the opposite direction of the race. But, ya know, everything else about harness racing was new to me, so why not? <snort> Changing gears, a note on Aretha Franklin’s passing today. If God had a voice on this earth, it rang out through Aretha’s songs. What a glorious gift she shared with the world. I was so lucky to live during the era of great music and she was leading the pack. Interesting that she and Elvis both died on the 16th of August. And Madonna turned 60 today. I now feel sufficiently aged, but boy, have I been lucky to be on this planet at the same time as these three and so many other pivotal artists.