Sunday, November 02, 2008

Waiting

I know I should be blogging more, but all I can do is crouch and wait. It's a defensive posture but also one that contains coiled energy, a leap readying itself in my legs. In 2000 and 2004, the focus was on the other guy and what a threat he was to the country. (Warranted fear, as it turned out.) This year, it's on Obama, and what an opportunity he offers. The flavor of defeat this year would be different--the desperate loss of something rare and good, not the bracing sting of the arrival of something bad. The difference between death and defeat.

Maybe tomorrow I'll have something to say. This weekend it has been just waiting, waiting.

1 comment:

Canmore Cat House said...

Jeff,
Your words so inspire...I live in heavy cougar and bear country in the mountains of Southwest Alberta. I know exactly what to do in a cougar or bear encounter. This summer in our outdoor kitchen I surprised a cougar and instead of getting large and chasing it off, I crouched in a defensive posture and backed away until I could run inside.

We don't know what we will do in the actual moment we face danger or death. I feel that we will be led by Obama in the coming decade. I think that he will win this Tuesday's election and we will win his leadership. But just in case he is not declared president, we still must follow his example. We cannot afford to let our despair keep us from the mission of healing ourselves, our communities, our country, and our planet. Yes we can.