Let us Pray: I have felt sick about what is happening on our country concerning the election. Every day I worry and fret, asking "what if?" questions. Today I determined to pray about the outcome, for Hillary, and for all of us. Today’s prayer comes from the book Psalms for Praying by Nan C. Merrill and is a paraphrase of a portion of Psalm 68.
Tuesday: Thankfully the election is Tuesday. We all vote-by-mail in Washington State so Don and I voted two weeks ago. Now we wait. We will host a small gathering of friends, all Democrats and Hillary supporters to watch the results come in. Here is why I am supporting Hillary: 1. She is intellectual and willing to do her homework (a quality all teachers appreciate). I want the President of the United States to be the most intellectual person in the room, possibly in the Nation; 2. She cares about all people---children, minorities, people of the variety of religions, people living with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals. 3. She wants everyone to have health care and she wants to make sure that health care decisions are made between doctors and patients, not dictated by the state. 4. I want peace among nations and I am afraid that Donald Trump with his jittery temperament would not be stable enough to be trusted to keep us out of war and able to negotiate peace. 5. It is time for a female President. I believe that Hillary has been judged by a double standard just because she is female. Now we wait for the election results.
Books read this week:
- Still Life With Tornado by A.S.King---I like King's writing a lot but I think she has gone to the well one too many times with similar themed books. In this book Sarah is having an existential crisis related to family secrets (abuse) and her inability to talk about her feelings. I like the book but it is pretty strange.
- Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung---a coming-of-age and multicultural story set in Australia. Lucy earns a full scholarship to an exclusive private school but as the only Chinese student she feels isolated but learns she must make her own way. I liked this book a lot.