SoCS – June 11 – A Picture That Speaks To Me

Linda is our host for SoCS. Linda says:
“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a picture from wherever.” When you sit down to write your post, find a picture, whether in a magazine, newspaper, or even product packaging. Write whatever thought or emotion the picture provokes. Enjoy!”

I’m sitting in bed looking around for a picture to use for Linda’s prompt. The only thing near me are actual pictures on my walls. I looked through my stack of TBR materials on my nightstand. None had pictures in them, much to my chagrin.

At the back of my book basket was this magazine.

I admit that I have not read the magazine yet. That’s why it’s in my, to be read basket. I admire RBG to the Nth degree. The second woman on the Supreme Court and the first Jewish woman means a great deal to me. I admired her political positions. She cared not only about women’s rights and gay rights, but for the rights of all marginalized people.  She fought to have the “wealthy white men” she was surrounded by, understand that the vast majority of people did not live in the same world they did.

In my humble opinion, Ruth was amazing at her job. She was intelligent, fair, and concerned more about the world, than those in her immediate bubble. I can’t imagine the difficulty President Obama had when he broached the subject of her retirement with her. Perhaps she felt invincible. Perhaps she couldn’t bear the idea of leaving the job she loved. In my humble opinion, it was a mistake on her part to not retire during President Obama’s time in the oval office.

She made it clear that she had no use for tRump. Had she known the full horrors of what tRump would do as president, perhaps she might have made a different choice. I believe, that like the rest of us “rational” people, she had no clue how bad he would damage our nation.

There are books written about RBG for young kids, older kids, and adults as well. I’ve gifted books about her to loved ones. She was an amazing Shero to me.



13 thoughts on “SoCS – June 11 – A Picture That Speaks To Me

  1. What a legacy! I am not sure Obama could have gotten another justice through the process and I think that would have broken RGB’s heart. We should all reach for her kind of acceptance and understanding of our fellow citizens.

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  2. One in a million. Such a role model to all of us. My niece & her husband changed the middle name they were planning to give their then new born daughter from Rose to Ruth in honor of RBG.

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