The Final Countdown
This is it! 48 painful hours until the 2016 Presidential Election is over. Will we survive? Will we all still be speaking?
No matter the outcome, this country has a problem. We are more divided than we are united -- at least as far as the media is concerned. I don't think it's that dramatic, but we do seem to have two very different views on the way things should be done.
We try very hard to teach our children to stand up for themselves. Not to be bullied. Not to be bullies. To be empathetic, compassionate and kind. To try to compromise where possible and form consensus. Those things are hard enough for adults and this election season has been an embarrassing display of adults behaving badly.
This country is very young. We're still children in the eyes of nations who have been around for far longer, and who have seen many more rises and falls than us. Basically, we are standing in the middle of Mother Earth's playground with skinned knees, stomping and wailing for attention and affection.
Like children, chances are we need a time out and a good nap before we try again. Maybe we just let winter do her thing and meet again in the springtime.
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." ― Anne Bradstreet,