There’s more than an election going on. Every evening the sun is setting amidst backlit color to awaken heart and soul and every morning the dew covers the ground with crystal.
Go vote, participate in this most necessary and wretched of enterprises and then if you need, comfort yourself with these thoughts of Walt Whitman
I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and
I stand and look at them long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.
photo David Chambon