Somehow today, the only media I've exposed myself to (yes, I'm prone to do that) has been Facebook. From my friends' comments, I have a feeling things aren't going well for Obama. But most of my news came over the fence just moments ago, a neighbor and I hiding in the twilight of our backyards commiserating about something we don't want to watch happen.
Meanwhile, the dog barked, the students posted essays, the traffic blared by up the hill. The crickets started, and I lumbered back upstairs to grade some papers. I gave the dog a chew toy, and sat here, trying not to think, but I couldn't stop myself.
The bottom line of everything is that life goes on. Trite but true. Sad but sure. Whoever wins, we adjust, regardless of political affiliation. Here, in the United States, we've been lucky. We aren't in Spain, circa 1938. We aren't even in Greece, circa now. We aren't in Nazi Germany, either. We are in a democratic country, where the democracy chooses leaders. I may despise the new leader, but my fellow country-people picked him. I may love the new leader, and some of my country-people may not. But we are in this together. All those "checks and balances" seem to be real. At least, they have been, mostly.
I've lived through five presidents I haven't liked or approved of or voted for (some I was too young to do anything about). I've lived through three presidents I liked, a lot, and two of whom I voted for. And yet? Well, things didn't go so well all the time with those loved ones. The hated ones? Wars happened with a couple of them, but they were related, and I hope that actually means something.
But the point is, I wanted Obama, and Obama was sort of like bad French toast. I love French toast. But with bad toast, I have to pour on a lot of syrup, not to mention slather on all that butter to really like it. Clinton? God, what a man. And, yes, what a man. Oh well.
So here's what I'm trying to tell you and myself right now. Things might not go as planned, But who knows? Really? Who knows what can go wrong and go right. The best laid plans and all that.
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