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It is Today...

In about eight hours, I will be sitting with my political peers, watching the election coverage. For the first time in a very long one, I feel... well, good. I hope.

I hope that sick stops being a four letter word, and that this country learns that it is as important to save a life as it is noble to take one.

I hope that people learn that it is as important for me to respect your want to own an instrument of destruction as it is for you to respect my want to decide what happens to, about, and within my own body.

I hope that we realize what we try to teach our children - that when have lost we should have grace and humility. In sport. In friendly competition. In combat.

I hope that we stop thinking we are bigger than other countries and the world at large. It's that line of thinking that has cost us respect and essentially ended the glory period we imagine we are still in.

I hope that people realize that love makes family, and that is all that matters. Until the very people who judge another can understand that they are playing with other people's lives and that no one should have to hold their breath waiting to be themselves, we are not a free country. Period.

Hope is a dangerous thing. It gets in your head and in your heart and changes you. It makes you unable and unwilling to stand as a spectator. It makes injustice intolerable. Today is my country's chance to mend. To fix our problems by first realizing we have them, and we all must work together if they ever will be repaired.

I hope we get it right. I hope we have the strength. But most importantly, I hope. That is what matters, because that's where change begins.


I'm not going to tell you to vote, because I have complete faith that my friends understand the importance of today.

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osilly
Nov. 4th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
This is an amazing post...

I too, hope for the best, most positive out come today... I've been up since the wee hours of the morning waiting to go vote today. I know a change is coming. I kissed my ballet as I sent it on it's way this morning.

"I hope that people realize that love makes family, and that is all that matters".

Love to you all!
osilly
Nov. 4th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
I hope you don't mind, but I copied this and sent it to most of my address book giving you credit of course. I am still so in awe of this post.
lolasenvy
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
Bless you...
You flatter me, and of course you can lnk or send this to anyone you like.
osilly
Nov. 5th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Bless you...
Thanks!

Btw... Are you back home? I have not seen you post anything on your travels in a while. Hope all is well.
lolasenvy
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Bless you...
Yes, I came home. I was raped in London, and came home to get better.

I hope you have been reading my work, as it has been helping me tremendously right now. The support has been incredibly helpful, as I haven't told many people yet.

Once I find the right words, I will. For now, I'm going to enjoy this small victory and lean on my writing and its fans.
osilly
Nov. 6th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Re: Bless you...
Wow... I send you much, much healing. I am so sorry. I know those words just do not seem enough right now. You are a brave woman and I'm glad you are back with those you love and can begin to heal in the best possible place.

Know, I too am here for you as well. My thoughts are with you.

D.
mellowtigger
Nov. 5th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
jesus_h_biscuit pointed out your post to a lot of readers. A very nice sentiment, thanks.
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