Today’s the day and tonight’s the night!
“Why don’t you come over to our house? We’re going to have both champagne and hemlock so we’ll be ready!”
Today in the United States ballots have already begun trickling in from east coast to west. All eyes are glued to television and computer screens as we watch Wolf Blitzer appear in hologram, listen to pundits with bald heads, and enjoy our own commentaries in the privacy of homes or in public venues like good dive bars. The champagne/hemlock reference was said to a friend of mine by her dad as they made plans on where to watch the election results.
And that about sums up this last year. Judging from the vitriolic, heated comments and responses from both donkeys and elephants, half the country will end up drinking champagne while the other half takes hemlock!
And the world will watch, because policies and politics of the United States affect a great many people — either for good or for ill.
And with that I’ll sign off and leave you to ponder our Champagne or Hemlock election – the election of 2012 where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off.
Happy election day 2012. May the odds be ever in your favor! Now – Let the games begin!
If you haven’t already seen this 20 second video, I think you’ll enjoy this 4-year old speaking for the world.
I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them to vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy; to speak no evil of the person they voted against; and to take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side — wise words from John Wesley penned on October 6, 1774.
- “The Story God is Telling…” (Communicatingacrossboundariesblog.com)
- Fill in the blanks: what will you do if your candidate for president loses? (guardian.co.uk)