Natural High has written a beautiful piece regarding this very stressful day. Here is an excerpt with one incredible photograph. Thank you!
This Election Day morning, I am a bundle of conflicted emotions. I am encouraged by the Justice Department plans to dispatch more than 800 federal observers and monitors to 20 states to protect voting rights in potentially troubled polling locations. This is a record for a midterm election. I am elated by Lou Dobbs of CNN, and his fearless coverage of voting irregularities. I am pulled down by thoughts that Diebold didn’t make its machines hacker friendly without a plan to use them. I could be dark, disengaged, and depressed, or dauntless, daring and deliberate. Either way, my spiritual journey is not about avoiding or ignoring the tough stuff in life. It is about living my deepest convictions amidst struggle, injustice, and opposition. As I prepare for today, I am reminded of an Arabian proverb that says, “It is not the road ahead that wears you out – It is the grain of sand in your shoe.”
The grain of sand in my shoe is the small pieces of the places I’ve been that I did not leave in the past. Bitterness. Resentments. Grudges.
The rest can be read here.
Thanks again for this inspirational piece, Natural High!