Friday, November 07, 2008

Putting Away the Signs

I was looking at my blog, so full of the election and now it's over. Everyone is moving on (while I'm still pinching myself to make sure it wasn't a dream). I realized I have voted in 6 presidential elections, always for a democrat, so this is only the 3rd time ever my guy has won. No to Dukakis, Gore, and Kerry. I've only won 2x with Clinton & now Obama. I feel like the girl who wants to keep reliving the final touchdown, wants to keep watching the game and reliving the victory. But I won't. I'll return to my poetry, my life without CNN or MSNBC (though I will definitely not leave Rachel Maddow, my new favorite everything).

I see the streamers coming down and the confetti being swept away. There's a lot of work to be done. There's a lot of people out there that need help and the economy is a big bowl of mess. I trust though we will all get through the hard times and I have more trust that it will eventually work itself out now that we have this new administration coming in. I also think that it comes down to little things we each can do for each other. Pay attention to the people around you, see how they are doing.

Since the holiday season is coming here are two of favorite organizations I recommend to give gifts from--

www.kiva.org
(KIVA)
***One of my absolute favorite organizations. I will again be giving gift certificates from here to family and friends. You loan people around the world money for their business (which can range from cattle to clothing sales in Mexico).

WWF (no not World Wrestling Federation) but World Wildlife Federation. This is always fun for kids too because you can "adopt" pretty much any kind of animal in the world from frogs to polar bears.

And of course, don't forget your local food banks and local organizations.

I'll now return to my poetry blogging with the occasional political announcement as opposed to politics with a little poetry. I've been sleeping well these last two nights, now it's time to warm up the Poetry Barn again and see if there is anything to say.

1 comment:

Collin Kelley said...

It's not over in Georgia yet. We're trying to get Republican, right wing loon Saxby Chambliss thrown out of office. He's in a runoff with Jim Martin for U.S. Senate. I'm still on the politics until Dec. 2. I have a feeling that I'm going to be writing about politics more and more.

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