I don't know about anyone else, but I'm just getting used to writing "2008" and it's almost over. How did that happen? Okay, I fell down a flight of stairs and had a concussion, and I admit that my memory is just about back to normal after four months of "What's that word that means 'looking inside yourself'?" and "What's the title of my novel?" and assorted lapses that reminded me daily how lucky I was that my head hit steps that were carpeted. (The injury did not, however, affect my ability to call voters, get myself to the polls---no WAY was I going to cast this ballot by mail!---or be jubilant when the votes rolled in and all those red states were transformed to a beautiful blue!)
So what's the upshot of all of this? Life is good, and it's better to be alive and slightly forgetful than not be around to watch in fascination as our country changes. Now, if our new President could just bundle up our kids in Iraq and bring them home, stop the flow of cash to a Wall Street that will misuse it..as always..and put those billions into our schools and health care...what a wonderful world this would be.
A new year...a new hope...yes, we can. And, therefore, we should.
Causes Victoria Zackheim Supports
Delancey Street Foundation Move-on Emily's List Susan G. Komen for the Cure Heifer International