We’ve had relentless, pounding rain in the Pacific Northwest all week long but this morning broke like springtime. We went to Coulon Park for a walk and paused at the end of the lake for these views. Skyscrapers from the Seattle skyline can be seen in the distance – squint to see them.
But the rest of the day was hard as news broke of the tragic events unfolding in our nation’s capital. This is not a political blog. But I sat in my office wondering how I could post anything light when so many terrible things were happening. It is something I grapple with.
As I thus pondered brilliant color streamed into my office and I ran outside to see the sunset.
As I write this, Congress has returned to the Capitol determined to continue counting the electoral votes before the night is over. Noble speeches have been given and I welcomed then.
There is no doubt as to the outcome. Biden and Harris will be certified as President and Vice President of the United States.
I only pray for some level of peace and normalcy to return to our fragile country soon.