I woke this morning with a renewed sense of self, and an overwhelming excitement about the future.
The reelection of Barack Obama did not and shall not affect me in a negative way. I know that I voted and that's what matters most. I voted for love of country, which is the reason to vote as I see it, rather than voting for 'revenge.'
I know there are so many things greater in life than my passion for politics and concern for which candidate won an election. In the big scheme, all this chatter is much ado about nothing.
I feel a renewed sense of purpose. All is not lost; there is much work to do and there is much to be gained.
I feel I have had a great and important task placed before me, which is driving my spirit... at least for today, until the adrenaline wears off...
But today this feeling I have is stronger than it was in early 2009 when I first started writing. Back then I knew just enough to be dangerous. Today I know enough to know better. I have spent the past four years learning, studying, analyzing… pretty much obsessing about our political system and those we have chosen to lead us from within it.
I have about nine pages written in MS Word that I need to sort and filter through, so I will have a lot more to say.. perhaps tonight, and definitely in the coming days. But right now I need to feed the machine, and my kitties want some loving, so I am going to do something different.
I'm coming out of my shell tonight in a new way, and exposing a side of me I've been working toward accepting. I have a voice. I write, and that is my voice as you know me here, but I have a voice and I like to speak my mind.
I have been learning to use the Voice Memos application on my iPhone to record my thoughts as I drive. This morning I was full of piss and vinegar, but generally I like what I had to say, so I uploaded it to YouTube.
This is raw, unedited Soloman at 6:30am today, so my mind was a bit blurred from lack of sleep and my emotions were still running wild, but nonetheless…