11.05.2004

Election Results

If you know me, you know how my experiences have shaped this guiding principle/defense mechanism: if you don't expect too much from people, they can never let you down.

This made Wednesday okay. Don't pin your hopes on your fellow citizens, and they won't disappoint you.

But Thursday, when trusty Morning Edition was telling me about the role of Moral Values in the election result, well, my chest tightened. Just the feeling of my tongue in my mouth made me want to vomit. Thursday hurt. Thursday was sad.

A glimmer of hope came when God tried to cheer me up by ensuring that I heard Drowning Pool's "Bodies" on the drive home.

For in the next four years, what dreads may come.