Thursday, October 6, 2011

X Marks the Spot

We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation.
Wynton Marsalis, American musician

For the first time in more than a decade, I participated in the homeland's democracy, feeling quite privileged and crucial marking my X on the ballot. Our democratic system certainly isn't perfect but, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, it beats the alternatives.

As ballots were being cast, I prepared an aromatic bath for our plump Thanksgiving turkey. Let the preparations begin! The menu has been set, the frig is over-full with market veggies, and there are pies to bake and soups to simmer. Can you tell that I'm excited? :-)

1 comment:

Willym said...

And isn't it wonderful to see that we still use paper ballots with that magic "x" - perhaps not as sophisticated as the electronic system but perhaps more immune from fraud.