Looking at the state of the world today, perhaps we need more architectural details designed to scare away demons.

They’ve run out of names for this year’s tropical storms, so now they’re using the Greek alphabet. Beta developed this afternoon. More disturbances lurk near the Gulf. Disturbed weather. Disorganized currents. It’s the language of shambling through life, trying to pull it together. Meanwhile, the number of people who’ve died from coronavirus creeps toward 200,000. It’s now the third most common cause of death in this country.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died today. Before her death, she said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” 46 days to go. The New York Times is running a Live Ruth Bader Ginsburg Death Updates and Tracker. This country’s fever is going to burn hotter before it breaks.

Outside my window, somebody said, “It’s more of a process than an event.”