Fortunately for me — and Freddie, 'cause who knows what I might otherwise have done with a rolled-up Georgia Straight from the news box ;-) — there were several calming elements to the route we took.
Exceptional clouds and light over the water
Runners in the groove
... though I had to hoist myself and Freddie up from the rocks to reach it.
A friend to help Freddie burn off some crazies
The soothing whiff of this dude's weed
(Yes, even I could smell it, Freddie.)
This is the bench he was sitting on.
This singer, practicing Gregorian-style chants while her dog listened
and, home again, the view from our building's deck
OK, Freddie, I guess we won't send you back to the store this time. :)
Our little family will be Christmassing tomorrow. Whether you're doing the same, or similar, or ignoring the hoo-ha, or cursing it out (I've done it all) ... have a groovy and peaceful day!