Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I can hardly breathe. We walked to our polling place today. Me and the three children. They know that something called "history" is being made today. Exactly what that is and how it will take shape is beyond them right now. It is beyond me, too. We walked into the booth together. I pushed the individual buttons and put my finger on the "cast your vote" button and each child, ages 7, 4 and 2 put their little hands over mine and pushed down. We cast our vote for change, for hope, for education, for equality, for clean water, for an end to poverty, for their college education, for my retirement, for an end to war, for peace.
"In this unlikely story called America, there has never been anything false about hope."

What did you vote for today?

In peace

photo by Maciej Dakowicz


DoulaMomma said...

yay! love this picture, btw.

Nanda Mama said...

I love it too. At first I thought, wow, what a concentrated face, then I decided she was praying for something wonderful.