Wednesday

WOW


What a great time to live and witness this moment in history. My emotions have really caught me off guard and after last night I need to buy more Kleenex and get some sleep.......


I had the great pleasure to spend the evening watching the results with James & Megan, each voting for the first time. I was really happy to share the night with them and hopefully provided them with some historical perspective. I was born before African Americans even had the right to vote & I am really not that old! I can remember the Civil Rights marches & riots of the 60's. The I have a dream speech & the famous photos from a Hotel balcony are burned forever in my mind. I remember segregation and the fear based ugliness that pervaded our nation at that time.

Yesterday I woke up quite nervous, scared that the polls were wrong, scared that people would not show up to vote, scared of those who perpetuate a fear/hate based mind thought.

Today I am hopeful that our nation will listen to the collective voice that has spoken. We as a nation will no longer let the Good Old Boy network make all the rules. I suspect it will take some time for change to come to certain parts of our country. I suspect that when the next furniture market comes around, the young white kids will still be handing out brochures while young black boys are shining shoes on the street. Change will be slower in some areas but change will come.

Now - if we could only get equal pay for women......

4 comments:

Susan Beth said...

The changes we've seen are amazing - and I'm younger than you, but probably not enough to count for anything, but the voting rights act had passed when I was born in very late 1964. It is emotional to see how far that issue has come. But we can never let our guard down - kwim?

cannycrafter said...

It has been very interesting to watch from the UK!!

Ally said...

Hear hear! I love your last line! :)

:: gingerkitty :: said...

thank you for posting this I was emotional to to be a part of history.