Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Tuesday's Truths Week Eighteen: I'm with peanut.
The comedian, Seth Meyers, in his opening monologue the day after last week's 2016 USA presidential election had some interesting insights. One of the things he mentioned was the fact that on the morning after election day, he and his wife were sharing the breakfast table with their eight month old son. But apparently the only thing they shared with him was the table itself, for while they were engaged in conversations about the direction the country might be taking in the aftermath, their eight month old son was only involved in eating his pear.
Meyers stated that while he and his wife speculated on the fate of The Supreme Court, their son gave them an "I-don't-know-what-you-guys-are-talking-about-but-I'm-with-pear" look.
I can identify with Meyers, for when I was in NYC's Riverside Park during the final pre-election days, the conversations of those sitting on the park benches were filled with fear and resentment. A nearby squirrel soaking up the sun's rays as he noshed, looked at the disgruntled people, and said, "I don't know about who you are with, but I'm with peanut."