Wednesday, November 3, 2004

It's Over. Or NOT...

This morning, in the pre-dawn darkness, I lay awake, dreading the news of the election results. Wanting to know, but not wanting to know. Wishing I could put it out of my mind for one more hour, and close my eyes to a pleasant dream. I tossed, turned, threw a pillow over my head as my husband was getting ready for work. Finally, I sat up and turned on my laptop. With my pulse steadily picking up speed, I signed on to the internet. I just wanted to get it over with…find out for certain who had won. And, lo and behold, they didn’t know. At 6:00 this morning, west coast time, the news-folk were still loath to declare a winner. Once burned, twice shy, I guess. A novel concept for today’s media.

I decided I would let the dawn be the omen. If we had a spectacular sunrise, no matter who won, things were going to be all right. A rainy, drizzly, weeping dawn would foretell of dire consequences for our nation. Funny thing…I knew the forecast was for sun today…knew the rain had stopped and the clouds had scuttled away before we went to bed last night. I think I was creating a scenario in my mind where my "good omen" daybreak was more than likely to happen.

But we didn’t have a spectacular sunrise. The day dawned bright and brittle. The sun just marched up over the horizon, cold and hard in the east. And it frosted last night…the first frost of the season. The bright hard rays of the rising sun glittered off the sodden masses of my garden flowers that were killed by the frost. So, tell me…what kind of omen is that?

11 comments:

  1. You have the answer to your question Lisa.  My niece told me this evening that she very sad when she heard the result.  I feel the same way.  No joy, just ominous foreboding.  

    We have our elections next year, and something tells me that the same will happen here.  Mr B-liar will have another term in office.  Maybe everyone should move to the moon :-)

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  2. Bummed out in KY

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  3. I'm a lonely Kerrycrat in this office. I'm so ticked off I could spit. Half the country has a bad case of seeing the speck in their neighbor's (the opponent) eye that they don't notice train wreck in their (Bush) eye. :-(

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  4. You are welcome to come to my wailing wall.

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  5. It sounds like an omen of cold harsh reality...no rose colored glasses.  Get ready to have that cold water thrown right in your face.

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  6. It's a sad day for our country.

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  7. Yeah, it's over, sistah.  America loses again.  I think I'll go back to bed.

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  8. I am so sad today, but honestly, I feel like now is the time when we can actually get real work done.  I'm tired of relying on elected representatives who don't give a hoot about a large chunk of the country.  I feel activism brewing within me, and I'm going to have to find a way to exercise it.  How is the question.

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  9. I'm so disappointed.  I feel like I've been in mourning all day, I'm kind of in shock.  I don't think I've ever been so disappointed after an election before.

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  10. Here is the omen...as I see it. We need to pluck the frozen blossomes. We need to prepare for a new day. We need to thaw the frozen hopes and dreams..It's time for grass root efforts. We need to be vigilant in making known our dreams and desires for a better world. Little sparks of hope and peace will gather fuel and will shine bright and warm our hearts.  We may not have it all together ...but together we may have it all.

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  11. Lisa, you are an original.  I know that you feel this loss deeply and I am sorry for that.  

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