We’re going to briefly pause the scary frivolities and address a real frivolity: the election tonight.
Some of you are not American and have probably scratched your head time and time again over this past year. Most of us Americans have done less head scratching and more bed tossing and turning.
When I officially became an adult–for me, that was twenty years old, because I lost the security blanket that the word “teen” once offered–I realized that I wanted to change the world for the better. And I knew in that moment, that the way I was going to do it was with the written word. If a Nobel Peace Prize came with it, that’d be cool too. The real prize, however, would be to wake up in a world where good triumphs over evil. A world more eager to heal than to hurt. A world more eager to give than to receive. A world more eager to ask questions than to quell them. A world more eager to explore this beautiful, vast, mystical and mysterious universe.
A world more eager to love than to hate.
How many of you felt the same? Still feel the same?
We are low-gravitas and shall remain that way. We are not here to promote any candidate or any party over the other. Some will be relieved when the results are in. Others, not so much.
No matter with whom the current president exchanges places, the world will still have its problems. The world will still have hungry people. The world will still have sad and grieving people. Some people will still dream of having even half the education many of us take for granted. The world’s woes will not simply cease with the beginning of a new presidency. They will not end with grandiose words or wars.
They will only end within the intimate confines of our hearts. They will only end one person at a time. As the King of Pop once sang, “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change”.
The next time you look in the mirror, consider having that talk.
In the meantime, I wish only positivity and happiness on you all.