This morning I woke up knowing I had to be in a place of warmth, surrounded by color and flowers in bloom. When I looked outside my window at the gray sky, dirty snow and bare trees, I knew I would not find it there. But I did know where I can always find warmth, color and beauty in my city and that is in the magnificent Belle Isle Conservatory. So after I'd had a good workout with my trainer at the gym, I drove the 20 minutes to Belle Isle, parked my minivan in the lot, scooted up to the front door, opened it and there I was: summertime in Detroit! This is just one of many photographs you are going to see from today's "travels" to a different time and place. And more importantly, in these images you will see reflected a different vision of the world and my place in it than what I have been posting of late.
I have turned the corner. I am no longer allowing Donald Trump to determine my thoughts and moods. It took me six weeks and one day to realize that I had given that man way too much power. And I'm not talking about whether or not he becomes president of my country; I am talking about who controls my happiness, peace and general well-being. No one deserves to have that kind of power except myself. And I am happy to say I have reclaimed power over myself and hope never again to give it away.