Daddy! Daddy! Come look!”

The news today is depressing. More people died. Death. That’s all that was left in the news these days.

The only news that wasn’t about death was the two candidates debating. Well, more precisely, their news was about not death. All the different ways we could avoid death.

Daddy! Come here!”

Democrats. Republicans. What’s the point? We’re just going to fall into this mess again. Why do I go on?

“Daddy are you awake? Wake up!

Oh, yeah.

“The Elephants Daddy! Daddy, they’re right in front now!”

Medicare. Prescription drugs. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack is playing somewhere. Where’s it coming from? Good movie. A little hope there.

“Daddy hurry up! They’re almost gone!

Maybe it will be ok. A couple more years and we’ll have this all figured out. I wonder what he’s going on about.

“What is it?”

“It’s a parade Daddy! There’s Elephants!

This node best experienced while listening to Elephant Parade by Jon Brion, track 26 of the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack.