we are the ones: vote to awaken and arouse america

If you’re still trying to convince yourself, friends or family of the significance of this election, you might want to revisit these posts. This is not typical political fodder, but neither are we in the midst of typical times. A friend and I joined 45,000 others a few days ago to hear Senator Barack Obama speak in Fort Collins, Colorado. To say it was an exhilarating and enlightening experience is an epic understatement!

June 9, 2008: can i talk about barack obama without you thinking it’s political?

September 30, 2008: what barack and michele obama can teach america about conscious loving

October 8, 2008: “Is higher consciousness the litmus test for the 2008 presidential election?

And from fellow blogger Bryan Borland, a great poem entitled “Why Vote?” Read more Bryan right here at his blog, poeticgrin.wordpress.com.

Why Vote?
by Bryan Borland

Why should you vote on November 4th?
your neighbor
who complains about your lawn
your mother
who thinks of the future
but won’t be around forever
the man
who believes women
should not vote
Because the preacher with the power
to condemn you to hell
Because his congregation
with their
violent prayers
and Leviticus 18:22

(click here for the rest of the poem by Bryan Borland)

One thought

  1. Thank you Rachel – to share another’s words is the highest of compliments. You have brightened my mornings many times over – you’ve often brought sunlight into a windowless office – and this morning, you brought a smile to my face and a great sense of gratitude to my heart. I am honored to be mentioned here. – Bryan Borland


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