In honour of yesterday’s important election I am offering a series of images that I captured last Monday on Thanksgiving Day. The keys that connect these images to the election are:
the kids wading in the waves – have the courage to try something outside your comfort zone
the brilliant sky – there is hope that we can see a better day
the pristine beach – perhaps this wonderful part of Canada can be left beautiful for coming generations
the lighthouse – the past can help guide us past danger but cannot be mistaken as the way to follow
I initially published this yesterday but it didn’t work out as expected so I’m doing a re-do. If it worked for you yesterday, please accept my apologies.
Congratulations and thanks to all who participated in our democracy yesterday.
And a couple of election anecdotes –
Also on this day I wish my father a happy birthday. Election officials come to his Care Home to allow the competent residents to cast a ballot. Although his dementia is advanced, he had the good sense to decline the opportunity to even try to qualify for a chance to vote.
And at the other end of the age spectrum, my granddaughter’s Elementary school held a mock election. She decided to vote Green because that is the only party that included School Lunches within their platform. No one should vote from habit or tradition or colour preference.