Today is also an Anniversary of sorts.
Depending on how you count it, one year ago, either today or in 2 days (date rather than day), George Bush, through whatever means were employed, won the election. I remember arriving home exhausted after working to get out the vote in New Hampshire (which we won back, damnit! ). I called and left word with my brother in Seattle to call if the news was good. When I awoke the next morning to the clock radio, I knew even before the NPR announcer got to the end of his first sentence how the election had gone. Pam and I turned to each other, and before we’d even opened our eyes, we knew what we had to do: Plan B. Our lives had taken the turn that ended up with us here, on a different coast, in a different country. Everything was put into motion a year ago, in that moment.
Just thought I’d take notice.