Well, we just got back from voting, for all its worth. Thank you everyone for helping me figure out the confusing Michigan Primary yesterday. The volunteers were kind and helpful, and seemed frustrated at the situation, and they said they had been explaining things and having to hear complaints all morning. There was noting else on the ballot to vote for, so I checked my box and we went home.
I feel just sort of sad and defeated today. I had hoped that after my first Primary vote I would feel feel proud to be part of democracy and full of hope for change, but I don't. Here's a good song for today..."Changes" by my favorite protest singer Phil Ochs. I was only three when he died, so I never got to hear his music in his time. This recording was from 1967, six years before I was born, but it really crosses time for me. This song feels to be both optimistic and sad at the same time... frustrated, and hopeful. That about sums it up today.