i wrote this on my "wall" a moment ago. my GOP friends are heartbroken and its a bummer to watch. i know the feeling. i'm grateful that some friends will know understand a tinge of the agony of 2000. won the popular vote. lost by just over 500 votes in FL. hard a pill would that be to swallow.
so after having swallowed that pill, its a glorious morning. so in my jubilation i wrote this:
"Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God."
we all voted with our hearts. with hope for a better world. if we keep the hope of the better world alive, we can achieve it. not through fighting, but through really listening to each other.
we are scruffy lot! our democracy is ugly and we get nasty. we fight with love, passion and deep conviction.
may the next 4 years be a time of healing for us all. may we work harder to understand where the other is coming from. may we learn empathy for each other's suffering. my the wounds of war, both seen and unseen, be cared for and healed.
restoration of america's place as the harbinger of hope is possible. america can lead the way in securing that every person lives in dignity. in safe society that allows us to fulfill our greatest potential. where 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is guaranteed.
we aren't there: yet.
let's come together to build a more perfect union. not just as the 50 states, but as a global community.
out of many, one. america is the land of many. but we are one. and because we are one, we are one with the rest of the world.
SOMOS AMERICANOS! (that is for you Lee Fleming)
*if your still reading thanks ... i was really feeling this! ;)