Posted by blk1 on December 2, 2008
The election is over and I am even more focused, like many other Americans on the news, anywhere I can get some. I spend more time now listening to NPR instead of my Ipod or WFUV offerings of new music I love in my car.
It isn’t just because I am enjoying the coming of a fresh democratic President. It’s also because I wonder, with horror, what will happen tomorrow, next week, next month to our economic health. I wonder just how bad it will get before I have to really change my life style. I keep watching TV commercials for the coming holiday season. Seems like life as usual. Is it?
I am wondering about how this will impact on our writing project work in professional development inservice projects. I am sure I’m not the only one wondering and asking these same questions.
I wasn’t going to write about this. I have a movie review I’m working on, a reflection on my experience at the National Writing Project annual meeting last week, but I can’t. I am here, wondering as CNN runs in the background.
I am not shopping much this season, but that’s nothing new. As a Jew who celebrates Chanukah with just my small, immediate family, we have moved away from gifts in favor of donations for everyone now that the “kids” are all in college and beyond. My visits to the mall are only for eating out and my one-on-one Apple lessons. So life continues for me as usual. I have my candles for the Menorah and I’m hosting this year’s family holiday latke party.
But I keep focused on our future. I hope that Barack will make a difference but there’s so much to deal with. It was good to see him out visting the governors’ meeting with a bipartisan message of concern and support.
I am looking to 2009 with concern and hope, still.
How about you?