Bad News Blues & A Palliative

Things that are bugging me:
1. Bush’s policies on torture
2. Things the Pope has said
3. Fires that keep on burning

Today’s antidote? A water aerobics class at my gym. It’s tough (but not killer) and it’s fun, which are the two main ingredients for a good workout. We run in a circle, everyone going in the same direction, and then the instructor says “Reverse!” We collapse into laughter at how difficult it is to turn around and go the other way, because the water is churning in the direction we were just going. The first couple of movements after “Reverse” basically help you stay in place, not move forward. It’s a feeling of helplessness, and we all laugh.

I feel helpless about the things that are bugging me. Thank God for water aerobics to keep it in perspective.

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