Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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Election results -

We live in an unincorporated area where our TCSD board controls three things, garbage, sewage, and parks.  It is quite a job just keeping up with that, but this year we had a challenger who felt the board should be more political and get involved with dealing with the traffic problems which are horrendous and the push for high density housing in this area when traffic is already literally at a standstill.  No one could argue with him, and yet, it felt inappropriate to me for this little board to be dealing with these issues.  He didn't win.  The incumbents have now been returned with a mighty margin, but through our local email group, the "loser" wrote a lovely concession "speech" and included these words by John F. Kennedy:

"Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed-- and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy."

-- Kennedy



Controversy seems a bit intense for me these days, but I'm grateful to live in a country where we can disagree.  A little more courtesy would be appreciated, but at least we are involved. I look up and soft pink streaks across a newly arriving blue sky.  The crescent moon last night was exquisite.  I took a walk on the beach yesterday and saw stones arranged in what I thought was a labyrinth.  They were big rocks and clearly took a great deal of care to move and arrange.  As I walked through them, I realized what they said: "MARRY ME!"

The beach is so wonderfully neutral, so beautifully cleansing.  What a place to ask someone to marry them, and with the weight of rocks, and the soft flurry of sand.  I noticed from the many bird tracks that birds don't walk in straight lines.  Again, good lessons for coming together in a myriad of ways.  As I type this, I realize I assumed the words were for an individual, but maybe they were a message from the earth.  "Marry me" and commit to my continuance.  Be gentle on and with the Earth and with yourselves, too, since, we, too, are earth.  May peace, beauty, and the joy of curiosity light your Day!  I am curious to see what unfolds.
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