I have been quiet lately. Sorry for my absence, but sometimes I just need to listen :).
i am more than who I have voted for. It is only a part of what makes us who we are. That I can see a color and call it blue and another says it’s green, is grace. I may not be able to understand HOW they see green, but my affection for them is not at all diminished because they do. It is most important to me that they look at the color. That they really see it.
i was saddened by the amount of bigotry that has been exhibited in this electoral process. The name calling. Not by the candidates, that is part of what they must do. In order for someone to win, someone must lose. The way to do that is to speak ill of the platform of the other side. They easiest way is to speak ill of the opposing candidate as a person. But us, we Americans? There is no room for church in politics. Skin color should not determine a person’s worth. Nor should who you love or the parts between your legs. Engaging in a political conversation with an acquaintance should only be done if both sides can also listen.
i am an independent business owner who has reached the end of her financial rope. I am a woman who believes that smaller government means my family planning decisions are my own. I am a teacher who is heartsick at what public school has become. I am a person with mental illness who would never expect my employer to pay for my meds. Any of them.
there have been policies and personal choices that I have disagreed with in every president I have been cognizant of. Yet, I have always voted for the person I believed most “right” for the job.
i always see blue. It’s the way my brain is wired. It is who I am at my core. I happen to like blue more than green. I don’t know which came first, but that much is true.
The beauty is, in America you can call blue orange if it’s what you see. In fact some may be drawn to you if you do. What I can NOT abide is the judgement of someone who sees colors differently than I do. It isn’t easy. It’s a natural reaction to be drawn to those who are just like us. But without this challenge there would be no rainbows.E