Let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic

Short post tonight beauty cats.

I am knackered, and as much as I want to writewritewrite, I just don’t have any energy to put together something grand.

Alas, thus goes everyone to the world but I, and I am sunburnt.

I do, however, have one thing to say.

I have written in the past about the amount of time I have spent in the United States, and how these trips have been for a myriad of reasons – be it sports, school, pleasure, or what have you.

For instance –

I got engaged in Hawaii.

My older sister lives in New York.

My dad lives in Palm Dessert six months of the year.

Seattle always feels a little bit like my home away from home. (A city from another missy?)

In short, I have never had a bad experience in any of the places I have visited.

So while I have no qualms at all about the outcome of last night’s election, (I am in fact elated) I would also be lying if I said that I didn’t find the political and ideological divide that currently exists in America to be incredibly disconcerting.

Versipellusfenris over at Unnecessary Words wrote a great op-ed today, reflecting on this (growing) disconnect and the future (but also the past) of the Republican Party. I urge you to read it, as it is excellent food for thought.

In this vein, I want to leave you all with this quote from Jack Layton, the late leader of the Federal New Democratic Party (and official leader of the opposition) here in Canada.

I feel as though his words are very fitting for not only Americans, but indeed all those struggling to find common ground in our world today.

So how about it?

Let’s change the world.

All of us.