65* in November

There. I fixed it.

That should be the headline. 

Falling leaves, blue sky and short-sleeves in a month usually known for frost and sweaters. It’s unseasonably warm and only this morning has the rain settled in for an extended visit, but not before a glorious sunrise unfolded in the sky like an unexpected gift. 

The real headlines I am seeing across the news pages are about voter suppression, businesses forced to board up their windows and dire warnings about a virus raging through our communities like wildfire. Collectively, we are bracing for post election violence and weeks of uncertainty. Clearly, this America is not great.

Four years ago we made a mistake. 

We couldn’t possibly have known how damaged a man we had elected or how deeply he would drive wedges into our families and friendships. It’s an old trick, divide and conquer. It isn’t a new one. We’ve seen this one before and the results were tragic. 

It’s an ugly truth. A mad experiment played out on the world’s stage. A colossal failure of both imagination and heart. They say that when we know better, we do better. Pray that we now know better … 

I voted. 

Not for personalities, 

but rather, for principles. 

I voted for :

Science

Empathy 

Compassion

Trust

Honesty

Dignity

Morality

Faithfulness

Intelligence

Humility

Respect

Decency

I voted for Democracy

I voted against:

Racism

Fear

Hate

Disrespect

Dishonor

Nationalism

Facism

Tyranny

Immorality

Adultery

Deceit

I voted against Autocracy.

I voted for Bedford Falls

I voted against Pottersville. 

There is a part of me that can’t help but remain hopeful. It is the part that cannot fathom a society that chooses to live in the chaos we have known these last four years. I am hopeful beyond expression that we have learned some deep truths about ourselves and are now poised for a walk back toward the light. We have a lot of work to do, no doubt. 

Walk toward the light. 

Better still, be the light. 

“Be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. 

 Help someone’s soul heal”  -Rumi

And now, we wait for our cue to begin.

Let’s get back to the work of healing. 

Let’s get back to the business of love 









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