I always enjoy reading your dairies. Sometimes they are filled with joy, other times they break my heart. But, always, you write from your very own good heart and I can tell your soul is infused in every word you commit to the page.
My favorite diary of yours is this one.
A story about your Mijo. I liked it so much because it is a love story. An unconditional love story that can only be told by a parent. I also related to your Mijo diary because I have two Mijas.
Two daughters that are more precious to me than my own life.
And they, like your Mijo, are what keep me going in this world. This world filled with war, death, hate, racism, sexism, genocide, starvation, ecological disaster and lying scumbag politicians.
I don't know for sure what Barack Obama will bring us. I don't know if he will lie. I don't know if he will be a different version of the Washington we have ever known.
But I really have to give him a chance.
My Mother died at 56 years old. Her side of the family doesn't live long. If genetics are any indication of how my own life will go that means I may have about 15-20 more years left. In these last decades of my own life I vow to do everything I can to make this world a little bit nicer, a little less hostile, and a little less bloody. But I can't do it by myself. I will need your help OPOL. And I will need the help of millions of others who give a damn about the direction we are going.
The point I am trying to make is that we just don't know what the future holds. And at this point we have hope. And I am going to cling to it. Like crazy. I cling to it for my Mijas and your Mijo. I cling to it for all of our future grandchildren.
I am a realist though. I know hope doesn't pay the bills or stop the bloodshed. But the masses can. We have the power now, with or without our President.
It won't be perfect. Mistakes will be made. Despots will still be powerful and wars will probably never cease to exist. But the unconditional love we feel will motivate us in ways we never knew we could be motivated.
Let's see what happens this year. Remember that I will stand with you if we don't get what we want. I just want to give him a chance.
(another pissed off liberal)
UPDATED - I changed the title because I certainly don't want to break the rules or upset anyone. Thanks for all of your great feedback.