Back to Earth - Livin' the Good Life
Nov. 8th, 2008
11:38 am - Back to Earth
In all my 40+ years of voting, I've never voted for a president who won. Imagine that. (Could it be because I always voted for a third party? Ha!) I'm much too non-mainstream to vote for either of the two major parties... with the exception of last Tuesday. And though I felt a certain heady elation when "my candidate" actually won this time, I had to feel sorry for my Republican friends and some of our extended family. I don't like it when people I love are disappointed and scared. I want to put my arm around them and say, "It's ok. We are all in this together. In reality, we're all on the same team. I love you!" At this point, we all need to tune-in to our spiritual brotherhood and embrace each other. By the way, I've never felt so patriotic and united as I did Tuesday night. (Sometimes it seemed like my family and close friends were just a tiny minority of alarmed and disgruntled citizens who were becoming more and more worried as the events of the last 8 years unfolded. My husband, in particular, was beside himself, and so out-of-sorts. Finally, FINALLY, I get my husband back! He is visably much more relaxed and positive since the election. It's been a long, long haul living with a politically discontented, disgusted, and extremely worried husband. Poor guy!) So, when I tuned in to the celebrations all over the country and THE WORLD, I suddenly felt not alone, but among a huge company of people... an astoundingly varied group of every age, with smiling and laughing faces of all colors and ethnicities, joining together in joyful celebration. I'll never forget that as long as I live. I don't think I stopped smiling for three days.