Today, after making my toast and coffee, I decided to read all the headlines in The NY Times- and then leave the news until the evening. I have found that listening to the news throughout the day only make me more anxious and more distracted, making it hard to focus on work. And I have a lot of work, despite the quarantine.

And today I felt angry. Angry at America, at our government and our institutions, at our lack of available testing and at the short sightedness of our president. There: I said it. No more political posts.

These poppies and peonies are painted with an abundance of frustration and energy, which I feel right now. They still remind us there is beauty in the world.