Monday, November 3, 2008

No More Sound Bites. Instead, America Speaks in Sentences.

OK, it's time. Electioneering overkill thankfully is heading into the sunset as each of us steps forward and votes.

It has been a long road, with too many analysts, too many blog posts and too many YouTube videos. Too much wild flaming at both ends has made me impatient to get on with a great American process.

But here we are. As I cast my vote I'll think of conversations with my son. I'll also recall talks with a former Marine (now a local business owner who works with the land). And I'll vote.

Tomorrow, when the job is done, may we all remember that democracy is a process of many dimensions in which we all have an important part. It ain't just one guy waving a wand and making it all better. It's not about opinions. It's about people staying engaged and responsible, identifying their own role in helping the leader they chose bring his words into action. With the mess we're in , it's a bit like the "little engine that could." Not impossible, but it won't be easy.

The words of St. Francis are important reminders today -- of the walk that will come after all this talk: " We start by doing what's necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly we are doing the impossible...."

The world can shift away from madness and toward a more positive road. God bless America as we get on with it.

1 comment:

amfsb said...

Just like the Little Engine That Could--I think I can, Yes I can!
love, Anme
just keep on going, don't give up, forever dream....