This is from last Saturday’s adventure through Ross and Highland counties. The flag is fabulous but so is the tree’s shadow.
This week has been a bumpy one, stressful even, as our country has lived under a shadow of uncertainty. Our modern world has made us more impatient than ever and has shortened our memory too. Many years we haven’t known the outcome on election night. Although I’m not sure how long it has been since we were left hanging in the balance for this many days.
I’m guessing the Pony Express was involved.
I have a lot of thoughts on this topic – not on the subject of politics so much as observances on human behavior.
My own Facebook feed is full of people who do not understand that election laws differ by state or that counting every legal vote is, indeed, the patriotic thing to do. The Electoral College also seems a mystery to some and the conspiracy theories are running rampant.
It’s an indictment of the average American’s grasp of their own government.
I’m hopeful for many things this morning.
I’m hopeful that we’ll have an answer today and that we can begin to move forward and prepare for the next four years. I’m hopeful that we can begin to heal from the trauma of late.
And honestly, I’m hopeful that a few of those swing states that have held us up will learn a thing or two from their neighbors and be better prepared in four years.
Meanwhile, we are expecting a beautiful seventy degree fall day here in Ohio. Despite the problems our nation faces, the sun will rise and set again today. The days aren’t as long as we would like so let’s make the best of the sunshine we have available.
Take a deep breath, relax those shoulders, turn off the news and go find something else to do. This could be one of the last beautiful fair weather days of the season and you don’t want to waste it.
I hope and think that things will improve in America. It looks like Biden is definitely going to win, and he may not be perfect by all means but hopefully he will take America in the right direction.
Watching him last night, I really appreciate the sense of calm and rationale he brings. He has a calming effect on me and a proven record of reaching across the aisle to achieve goals. I think, if given the chance, he has the desire and ability to mend some of the division and get us working together.
Thanks for reading and for weighing in!
Thank you Brandi for a well written thought on what has been happening. I agree go outside and turn off the TV.
Hi Amy! Thanks for reading and for your words of support! This sure has been an enlightening and stressful week so go enjoy this day!
You might like to read Mitch Albom’s article, “Election will be meaningless if we don’t change our ways”. (I found it in the Detroit Free Press.)
He is one of my favorite writers so I will be sure to look for it. Thank you!
He is spot on and this line sums it up.
“The fact is, we’ve gotten quite used to behaving badly. To rude and self-righteous postures. So when do we stop?”