I didn't go to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
I wanted to, but we couldn't swing it financially in any way. I did watch the last hour or so on my computer with the girl. We loved it, and I have to admit, as hard-hearted and cynical as I am, I got teary looking at all those people gathered in DC.
People who are looking to make a difference in the world, looking to show that this is a country that believes in rationality and humanity and doing good.
I tend not to watch tv news, particularly cable news shows, simply because it is so upsetting to me. So frustrating and unrelentingly negative.
I want to believe that people are inherently good. I really do. I think that's why I'm constantly amazed at the casual racists and mindlessly bigoted people I run into. I have a hard time believing that someone like that actually exists outside of a movie or a novel.
But I do honestly believe that for every willfully ignorant person I've run across, I've met at least 4 or 5 people who are at least smart enough and decent enough to want to do what's right for their neighbors. I really do. We disagree on politics, but we agree that people need to do the right thing.
I hope those people go out and vote today. I hope they show the world that we are not ruled by fear mongers and demagogues and ratings chasers. That we are a country who puts our belief in what's best for us as a nation to the fore and works together to solve our many problems.
I hate to think of the contrary.
And on a completely different note: More List-y fun at Secret Society of List Addicts! It's like I can't get enough of bullet points. And your attention.
And on another, completely different note [it's like I'm creating a symphony!], I'm guest posting over at Jo and the Novelist. I wrote about writing, which is almost masturbatory, but not in that special, tingly way. Go read. It's fun. Also, I have a mad crush on Jo.