"The fault Dear Brutus in not in the stars, it is in ourselves."
--Julius Caesar, I, ii, 134
I have two sons who reflect our divided country. My oldest son went to a little college in the southwestern part of the state, the other went to the University of Colorado in Boulder. The first works in the private sector, the second is a teacher. They hold opposite political views. But I love them both dearly, we just do not discuss American politics. My Republican son and I had a long telephone conversation late last evening. And I felt better that we could talk. I hope that they are proud of their mom who at her age still cares enough about our country to go out and work for her political candidate with passion and conviction.
Having a hard time sleeping last night after the election, I stepped out onto our deck and looked up at the stars which are especially bright at 4 AM and looked for Orion's Belt and there it was - - the one constellation that I can always recognize. And I saw a shooting star! I felt at peace, and ready to begin a new day.