In the morning I like listening to podcasts while making breakfast. Reed sits in his high chair by the counter and I slice up this and heat up that and stir and put things on his plate while I drink my tea and nibble along. Oats, eggs, cheese, plain yogurt and jam, NPR: these are the staples of our mornings.
Today I listened to Tom Ashbrook speak with people about the safety of tap water. A few years ago, it was prescription medication in the water. Now it’s chronium 6. I’m sick of hearing about this. I like to live under the delusion that most things are safe; I hate feeling like the world is full of poisons I have to go out of my way to protect myself from. But it is. We are poisoning ourselves.
How to balance the caution that comes with this fact with a joyful lifestyle, that I have yet to parcel out. And how not to feel hopeless about the whole business, that’s even trickier. Having a child makes this all the more poignant to me. Let’s hope that we make this a safer country (and a safer world) for our children and grandchildren. Let’s be praying for that.
Also, I hope your day is bright and good,