While waiting in line for the health insurance office staff to get around to actually helping people rather than gossiping about the upcoming staff meeting and the television program on the overhead monitor, I was privy to this conversation:
You see! The weather girl just said it’s going to rain on election day!
Why not? Even god is crying over having to go to the polls every two years
Election day is no-school or work day here in HLC (Holy Land Central) so people will vote and then go shopping, out for picnics (the weather is gorgeous!) to the beach or back home to their computers where they will dully catch up on deadlines and cross out “to do’s” on ever burgeoning lists.
My vote? It changes every day. Just this morning I was talking to a friend who swayed me in a different direction. Mum’s the word but it will be left of center.
And because deadlines loom two quick notes:
1) Wanna get freaked out? Check out the documentary The Future of Food. It came on the scene in 2005 and is considered a “must-see” by the SF Chronicle AND my video store guy. Some of the DNA and genetics sequences get bogged down and I sort of wish the filmmakers had some different shots to work with rather than the recurring (and recurring and recurring) one of the canola fields…But the gist is the gist. Note to self: Find out Israel’s policy on genetically modified food, food labeling and genetically modified food trade policy with U.S.
2) Read the book The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It’s reminiscent of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird vis a vis civil rights, the young Southern girl narrator’s voice and the style… vivid, poignant, gorgeous and heart-string pulling. You can almost smell the peach groves, hear the chirping crickets and feel the ice cold plunge of bare feet into the creekbed. I started it on the 1/2 hour bus ride to Modiin yesterday morning and am halfway through.
**A wee share: To Kill A Mockingbird is my all time favorite book. Saw the film when I was nine or ten and it left an indelible impression**
HAPPY VOTING, MY COMPADRES…MAY WE ALL BE THE BETTER FOR IT…