my spirit animal
Last year, five animal candidates vied for the much sought-after title of Mayor of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. This important election decided the Zoo’s first Mayor, the highest-ranking animal official who showcased the important role of animal ambassadors. One of the five candidates, (and my favorite), who made it past the primary rounds to the general election was:
Peaches the Nigerian dwarf goat. Peaches is the mother of two sets of triplets and a set of twins. She has raised all the kids on her own, demonstrating her can-do spirit. She’s quiet and friendly unless she needs to assert herself and is rarely in a baaaaad mood.
P.S. Wiggles the Chinchilla got the most votes and won by a hair.
“not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender.”
credit: lisa clair, hamlet hub
(not me, but a local who has a similar style)
“patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.”
and the counting continues…..
“there’ll be time enough for counting when the dealing’s done.”
“today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground.”
image credit: courier news
turned in my ballot
watched the first debate
went to sleep hopeful
’tis the season of change
i feel it in the air.
“you are not just for the right or left, but for what is right over the wrong.”
– suzy kassem, the writings of suzy kassem
50 days to get your vote in.
mail, walk, run, scooter, car, bike, parasail, swim, boat, bus, fly, hoverboard, taxi, uber….
find a way.
“in matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same. “
kamala harris, in the beginning
“A patriot is not someone who condones the conduct of our country whatever it does.
It is someone who fights every day for the ideals of the country, whatever it takes.”
– Kamala Harris – The Truths We Hold: An American Journey/2019
photo credit: la times, courtesy of kamala harris
no finer way to honor this hero
“the vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.”
image credit: michigan theatre, ann arbor, michigan, usa
until the election
think, read, listen, ask, talk, learn, know
make your choice
“everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made.
if you want a different result, make a different choice.”
this could not have arrived on a better day.
my vote is in.
“life is about timing.”