Wednesday, June 4, 2008
OUT OF TOUCH - OUT OF SORTS
Out of words - at least momentarily. I'm sure it will pass. At this moment I feel as if I have nothing much to say.
I didn't wake until 7:30 this morning, having slept soundly all night. Very unusual. I'm usually an insomniac. But I didn't hear any rain last night, and yet it obviously rained hard and/or long. I see my neighbor's boyfriend spent the night after being noticeably absent for several days. I didn't hear him arrive. And while I was sleeping, Mr. Obama officially became the Democratic candidate. Yea! That of course was no real surprise, but in these things there is always the possibility that we will be surprised.
That does give me something to talk about.
There were many women rooting for Hillary, who felt passionately that she represented them. They identified with her so strongly that they were saying if she lost out, they would refuse to vote, or would cast their ballot for McCain.
Ladies! Please! Think rationally! You're talking about the future of the country.
I do have strong feelings concerning politics myself. But would I, out of spite, take a position like a kindergartner and say, "If you won't play my way, I'm not playing!"? No! No matter which candidate I wanted to win. How could anyone contemplate giving up their right to vote because they were having a little temper tantrum about the way things went? Or deliberately vote for someone who professes a view directly opposite to theirs?
So long as I started on politics, I guess I should go a step farther and say - I am not Republican nor Democrat. The day 26 years ago, when I went to work for a local municipality where the squabbling between the two parties had reached a ridiculous level, I also went to the Election Board and registered Independent. Have never had reason to regret that. I feel the political scene in our town is a nightmare.
Point of information: Although I refer to it frequently, I do not live in Cape May City - only in Cape May County. There are no less than four municipalities with the words "Cape May" in their titles - and I don't live in any of them.
That being said, I think I will end this weird little post. Perhaps tomorrow I will be able to be more coherent.