Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

"There is a life about to start, when tomorrow comes..."

Honestly, i don't particularly want either of these 2 men running my country. So i'm not going to be particularly happy come morning regardless. (A repeat of 2000, i.e. no clear winner, will make me particularly upset, though, because i do not want to have to deal with that.) I only get anxious when i start thinking about how my surrounding world (leftist Smith college, liberal friends, etc.) will react to certain outcomes. Regardless of who wins, there's a lot of work to be done these next 4 years and beyond. And that will be my focus in terms of politics -- working on the stuff i care about, not bitching about how much i loathe whomever is in charge.

It does make me sad that the same-sex marriage bans seem to all be passing. I honestly believe that these bans will eventually go the way of the miscegenation laws, but "eventually" may not be as soon as i would like. Speaking out, writing letters, being a witness with my life... all these things are things i am willing and likely to do around this issue (and have done in the past, in fact). And honestly i feel more solid and comfortable and powerful doing that kind of work on concrete issues like that rather than dealing with the big sprawling far more complicated and problematic stuff like Presidents. (Activism re: specific Presidential policies is a total go, but trying to get me to campaign for an entire platform/administration... not likely.)

I have gotten unsatisfactory responses so far to my queries about the confusing pieces of my grad apps, but my paper is going well, and i have a mix of mellow background music (though it is reminding me that i function far more efficiently without background music). ::ignores the work that looms after the completion of this particular paper, as it can be put off until after some sleep::

I may not be entirely willing to listen to you bitch about politics, but i am always willing to hug people in distress.

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