A calm sunrise seems like a good omen these days... or at least a welcome respite. Let’s take the night off and get back to work tomorrow. [Photo by Buddy Poland.]
I know I speak for many when I tell you, Heather, how much I look forward to your daily letter, your extraordinary web of interlocking bits of information, and the wise analysis that ties it all together. Thank you so much and enjoy your well deserved day off!
Boy, do you ever deserve a night off!
Thanks for all you do!
Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Nod, one night sailed off in a wooden shoe....
Have restful night all!
On this "night off" I want to thank Heather but also want to thank all of you here on HCR's substack. You are all so smart and so generous in sharing information, asking questions, challenging and supporting.
I am so grateful to each and every one of you. Thank you.
Take care of yourself! We love you and need you! Thanks to Buddy too!
AMEN, sister. Thanks for taking time for yourself. Who knew watching history unfold in front of our very eyes could be so unrelenting.
Heather I recall, some months after you started your LFAA, that you said that you thought you might continue your brilliant nightly insights at least until Biden was inaugurated president.
We are blessed you have continued through the roller coaster of nearly another two years, including your interview with President Biden the day after Putin launched his ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine.
You have guided us through the bad, the ugly, and in recent weeks, the hope that is reflected in Buddy’s wonderfully serene photo.
May you guide us through more hopeful sailing in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, sleep, perchance to dream. You are in our thankful dreams.
Thanks, Dr. R., for being a true American hero.
Thank you for the week of work and the beautiful photo.
Thank you, Heather! I look as much forward to the solace, peace and photography as I do your extraordinary grasp of history and how you bring it into what is going on today with such context and nuance.
Dear Buddy Poland, you showed me the vastness of space; the beauty of shapes, of colors and features of existence. You showed us how much we can see and feel in a photo that expands beyond the frame.
It has been difficult to stay calm while Trump is still around. Physical and psychic explosions never stop radiating from him. You are a master, Heather Cox Richardson, at holding the reins as America twists and turns from assaults, and insults, loyalty, memory, and the principles of democracy. With admiration, I take some measure of calm from you.
“All Rivers at Once” by Rumi
What is the body? Endurance.
What is love? Gratitude.
What is hidden in our chests? Laughter.
What else? Compassion.
Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, also known as Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī, Mevlânâ/Mawlānā and Mevlevî/Mawlawī, but more popularly known simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, Hanafi faqih, Islamic scholar, Maturidi theologian and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan in Greater Iran. Wikipedia
Born: September 30, 1207, Balkh, Afghanistan
Died: December 17, 1273, Konya, Turkey
Gorgeous. Rest well. Many thanks for educating us. I have learned so much in the last two years.
Good for you, Heather. You are a dynamo, but I've worried about the threat of your running out of steam. Despite the wealth of good news this past week, we're becoming more concerned about the threat of Trump crazies being inflamed by his never-ending rhetoric, as well as the failure of right-wing "news" and Republican politicians trying to place blame on Democrats and Merrick Garland for politicizing Trump's latest criminal behavior. Thanks for everything that you do, and thanks to Buddy for yet another gorgeous, uplifting example of his photographic talents. Take care of yourself. We continue to need you.
Thank you Heather.
Kudos to Buddy for a spectacular photo.
I agree, let's take tonight off, its been a long week.
Be safe. Be Well.
Well deserved night off - thank you!!
i am glad you are relaxing,, but i am still in suspense from your Friday message:"
There is more news about the classified material at Mar-a-Lago, but nothing that can’t wait another day so I can catch this anniversary."
so glad you did rest, but perhaps the community can fill me in on the new news on this issue..
i am most unglued by the nuclear info in his hands.. he probably foto copied it11 i was a member of fhe Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and helped set up a chapter at my college in 1961 i believe. you may recall the Women for Peace protesting strontium 90 in mothers milk at the HUAC Hearing agains them House UnAmerican Activities Committee. best to you all!! Laura X