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November 3.20: Coping


Beset by inane logorrhea,

I turn to time-honored idea:

when the world goes askew,

make you some goo,

the original holistic panacea.


Here we are, dear reader, in this country, in desperate need of goo. “From sea to shining sea” used to refer to the beauty of the land; now it refers to angst, despair, fear, rage, frustration, isolation, loneliness, and profound exhaustion. And it is likely true that wherever you live it is the same. You might not have an election to deal with, but you likely have illness and death and uncertainty and loneliness stalking you. I offer you this goo by way of saying I wish I could make things better for all of us.



6 thoughts on “November 3.20: Coping

  1. Well said!!! I have some leftover dessert, but I think today requires I make a fresh batch of goo to make sure I survive. πŸ™‚ I already thought my head was going to explode when our local news reported that the CDC said it was okay to show up at a polling place if you were diagnosed with Covid. How is it possible that the organization we look towards for pandemic guidance would promote that? Then this act of brilliant reporting was followed by all the stores having to board up their windows in anticipation of the violence. What has become of us? I’m now off to make a fresh batch of goo because it is one of the only things I can control today. Stay well, stay safe, stay in. πŸ™‚

    • I read that too, and I thought I had read it wrong. It just didn’t make sense — but I should be used to that by now: sense has gone the way of the dodo. I applaud your new batch of goo; it is indeed one of those things, rarer and rarer right now, that we can control. I know my vote is out there, standing tall, but I still need to bake. I wish us both safety and sanity — and goo. May we endure!

  2. Almond Joy brownies!!!?? I can barely stay upright at the mere thought! You DO know how to endure! I think that some day you should write a blog post about the brownies that carried you through today. With recipe, of course, and pictures. Endurance Brownies! Having the tv off is a great strategy. We are definitely doing our part.

  3. I did not know ‘logorrhea’ but the mere word looks alarming. I have no idea what this sweet dish of goo might be. It looks like it ought to be called Isla Flotante, although that’s something different.

    Thanks for your good wishes in these hard times and the same to you.

    • Isla Flotante! I’ve heard of Floating Island, but Isla Flotante sounds so much more gooey! The goo above belongs to something we call Oatmeal Thingies, a slightly tweaked version of Helen’s Oatmeal Cookies, which are not cookies at all. It’s a no-flour recipe so is great for the gluten-free people in the family. It’s one of those horrible recipes that makes me have to lick chocolate off my fingers. Tsk.

      And, yes, isn’t “logorrhea” one of those wonderful words that make you almost feel what it means just by its look?

      And thanks. We all need some good wishes right now. I doubt that these lock-downs ever get easier, and I certainly send sympathy.

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