HOLY DAYS 2017- 2018



I hardly know where to begin.

Nearly a full year lost in the mists of Unreality

A nightmare in our nation

With insanity ramped up daily past all logical imagining

We are living in an upside-down world

Where nearly everything conceived in better times

For the safety, health, and happiness of people

Is being dismantled, piece by piece

By an uncaring, unfeeling, unthinking government.


So, I stopped writing many months ago

Because I had nothing more to say

No inspiration, no imagination, no motivation

In light of the daily dose of depression coming from the news media

I buried myself in reading… books, magazines, internet blogs

In a vain effort to understand the unimaginable


In October, a hopeful light began to break through the gloom

Women, from all walks and talks began coming forth

With long-repressed, long-silenced, long suffered pain

Regarding sexual harassment; molestation; predation; abuse; rape

By men in positions of authority and influence in their lives


Suddenly the tables of power are beginning to shift

A small seismic wave rumbles the bastions of patriarchy

We began the year with a devastating loss

The first rightfully elected woman President of the US

Robbed of her victory by a scheming, lying, cheating politic

Not only the rude conservative religious-right and alt-Republicans

But, by the very Plan drawn up by our founding fathers

In an idiotic bait-and-switch trick called “Electoral College”


The ultimate heist of our democracy was manipulated by a foreign enemy country

Given into the hands of a certifiably insane bigot, liar, crook and madman

Investigations are on-going and getting closer to disclosing impeachable crimes

All this amidst a rising chorus of “Me Too”

That is bringing men down from seats of power little by little

While some have been caught in a net of their own lies

Others are merely caught in the maelstrom of women’s righteous indignation


Look ahead to a better future

Lend your energy to the causes of Justice and Mercy

Work to preserve and protect our democracy and our sacred lands

Care for those less fortunate and threatened by cruel laws and leaders

And vote for the candidates of humane, sane, honest leadership in 2018

For sure we are living in a Time of Momentous Change


May your Holy Days be Happy,

May your Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, and New Year,

All be Very Merry!

About Manywoman

I am an eclectic artist and writer, retired from a 35-year career as a PhD sex therapist and counselor at the University of MN Medical School, Program in Human Sexuality. Since retiring in 2005, I have devoted myself to hobbies and pursuits in various art forms and in writing. My art and writing both tend to focus on subjects of women's spirituality and occult mysteries, I read voraciously in most genres, but mainly Occult and urban fantasy, historical fiction, and non-fiction alternative history and religions from female perspective. In addition I am a lover of cats, with five at home with me; an avid collector of fashion dolls; a sewer and creator of art quilts and other fiber arts; a hap-hazard flower gardener; and a retired professional astrologer.
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