Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Day After

by Hannah Reed/Deb Baker

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

And so opens Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, as does this day after the election. So apropos!

Roughly half the country woke this morning to uncertainty and fear. Others are basking in the sweet glow of victory.

We’ve been a country divided for so long.

Let’s reach out to each other with kindness, understanding, faith, a dose of humor, and most of all, thankfulness for everything we have.


CindyD said...


Katreader said...

I hope everybody will work together for the good of everybody-no matter the political party! Can't we all just get along?

JJM said...

Well said, ma'am. Well said.

(And kudos to Dickens, as well.)--Mario R.

Annette said...

I like the word compromise - and the word relationship - and the word integrity - and absolutely - Deb's idea of humor. Thank you, Deb for expressing such a lovely idea.