When I was a boy, I read a short sci fi story in Astounding Science Fiction, told in the first person, about an astronaut who is stranded on a planet that had been inhabited, in times gone by, by lizard-like creatures. After struggling to survive, he finds things growing easier for him, until he catches sight of himself in a fragment of a mirror and realizes he has turned into a lizard.
Last week, I uttered a word of praise for Jeff Sessions after he declared the independence of the Justice Department. Today, the thought crossed my mind that we might miss John McCain.
I am afraid to look in the mirror.