Love is all around

25 Jan

What an interesting day.

The President of the United States is continuing with his plans to build the wall.  

He’s signing away human rights with incredible speed.  

The Dakota pipeline is supposed to start construction again.  

He’s defunding women’s health.  

What else has he already done?  What else is he going to do?  I can’t even imagine.  It’s scary.


The world lost an icon today.  

Dear Laura Petrie; dear Mary Richards.  

My dear beloved Mary Tyler Moore.

A talented actor, active in charitable causes, animal rights, and diabetes awareness.

A dancer, a model, a mother, (then a grieving mother), a wife, an author, a producer, an award winner, an enterprise owner, a recovering alcoholic, a pioneer for women in television.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved The Mary Tyler Moore Show.  I watched it obsessively as a child.  I have most of the seven seasons memorized.

Dear Mary, with your nervous laughter and your stuttering protestations.  

Dear Mary, with your strong convictions and your unapologetic living.

The real Mary may not have embraced the title of feminist, but it’s so clear that her personas on tv were in favour of strong women and breaking glass ceilings.

Yes Mary, it was your apartment, not Rhoda’s:

The secondary characters were amazing, but it was your show.  You stole the show.  I laughed hysterically and was moved to tears.


Well it’s you girl, and you should know it 

With each glance and every little movement you show it 

Love is all around, no need to waste it 
You can never tell, why don’t you take it 

Thank you, Mary.  It’s time to let someone else do some living…

You’ve done more than enough and it’s time to rest.

Love is all around.  

Even in these tumultuous and disturbing polotical times, there will be people who radiate love.  We must find them and hold them up as examples.  

We cannot let hate win.

6 Responses to “Love is all around”

  1. Josh Kolic January 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

    Beautiful. Thank you.

    • L.W. January 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

      And thank YOU!

  2. Tom January 26, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    This is one of your best Blog Posts I have read…..Thank goodness for Love. Trump is a menace to good people everywhere. He truly is a tyrant. Also I cannot believe Betty White Has outlived Mary Tyler Moore. Silver lining??

    • L.W. January 27, 2017 at 9:54 am #

      Thank you Tom, I appreciate your comment!!
      Yes, silver lining, let’s hope Ms White makes it to 100!

  3. Barbara Y. January 25, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

    Nice work Leah. ❤

    • L.W. January 25, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

      Thank you!

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