Tuesday, November 4, 2008

barack the vote

religion and politics are the 2 social taboos. bring 'em up and you could be in for a fight. but i must confess with the changes in washington about to happen, i feel like that moment in the film the wizard of oz when the munchkins wonder if the wicked witch is gone...

gone i hope, with whoever gets elected will be the practices that have wounded so many hearts, to be all too mild about it all. because how do we even begin to talk about the hearts that no longer beat...

these past years have left me at a loss. feeling like dorothy in oz, shocked, surprised and afraid of the horror of it all. and how to get out of this hell. (pardon my french)
and now comes a day, today, november fourth when we have a chance for change.


i do confess that i hope barack obama wins the nomination for the president of these united states. i confess that in my prayers i ask that the best and most loving gesture be made. sometimes i think it's best that he not be president, mostly because i want him to live and i want he and his family to be safe from all harm.

plus it's got to be a thankless job, this mess we're in. who would want it? president Bill Clinton lends hope when he shared that it is a wonderful opportunity for someone to step in and genuinely bring hope and change in a positive way.
lending a helping hand is a beautiful thing that i know we all can do for one another wherever we find ourselves. it really is a special thing and feeling to help in our own ways towards someone or something that needs a little assistance. i guess i'm a big fan of helping others simply because i have been on the receiving end of a loving glance and a hand held out to lend assistance. having had these experiences i try to lend a hand as best i can whenever i can.
i like when barack obama shares the idea that surely we can find common ground. i'll add to that the idea that we are more alike than unalike... sharing a journey at a shared moment in time... let's make it a good one...
at the time of this writing the voting is underway, at the end of the day the choosings will be counted and a new president will be chosen...
at the time of your reading, are the results in...
is there a new president elect...
is it President Barack Obama?
i'm closing my eyes and clicking my ruby red heels and... and please tell me it is so.

7 comments:

Lavinia said...

I pray that your country can unite as a whole and all work together for a better future...for *all* Americans, not just those lucky enough to be born with health, money, and silver spoons in the mouth.

Jorge said...

congratulations!

Susu said...

What a happy happy day it is! Finally the profounds of the America got it right. They got what the coasts had gotten a long time ago. And we all rejoice!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Beautiful post - you have a wonderful way with words..!
What a relief it is to exhale and breathe easy...that's what we're all doing around the world - we've been holding our breath for so long, praying, hoping...
Even those whose candidate did not win have reason to celebrate.
We all do..!
Barack Obama's impressive victory says a lot about America.
Last night voters decided that they didn't want to look back. They wanted to step into the future...Bravo..!

My Castle in Spain said...

rejoyce, dear Audrey...! today is such a FABULOUS day !!

have been crying..have been laughing
this is history..

hugs to you
:-)

Mary-Laure said...

I'm clicking my red ruby heels too... He won! I'm proud to be American!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Haha! So perfect. Ding-dong the witch is dead!