Friday, September 19, 2008

She hopes we do . . .

I found this video early in the morning at the Woman Wandering blog.

Here is her title and tagline that preceded the video there:

"Going to bed with this on my mind ...

Even if I am a kiwi living in Belgium, I hope they do."




Thanks for this, Di.

I'm feeling solidarity with citizens around the world, people like Di Mackey, a native New Zealander based in Belgium, who are sharing their grave concern about the outcome of the race between McCain and Obama. In many ways they are more my kindreds than people in my own neighborhood with McCain signs in their yards (though so far the Obama signs outnumber them).

The bonds of shared citizenship snap and shred in the face of a common cause like global sanity. My brothers and sisters, heros and comrades, mentors and children are not necessarily those with whom I share a bloodline or a country. Just read Di's latest post titled I do apologise... and see if you don't feel a unique responsibility to make sure we get it right this time, for all of us.


3 comments:

distracted by shiny objects said...

If we can't do it this time---shame on all of us.

Di Mackey said...

Thank you for making it okay for me to speak out on a matter that in some ways, is none of my business.

Good luck.

Lydia said...

Distracted,
Yup, and it's going to take work to make it happen. Work worthy of the outcome. Outcome worthy of the work.


Di,
You're sweet to say that, but I must thank you for your awareness and caring.

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