I found 'express my right to vote' tote bag for only $2.99 when I picked up some pizza along the interstate today. I couldn't believe that I was so lucky to get it for so cheap. All this talk on the about a rigged election and my vote maybe not counting, well, they have it all figured out here in New Jersey - just $2.99 and all those problems go away, and - bonus! - you get this cute little tote bag, too! It's a new world.
Meanwhile, I'm thinking that this could be the last election. I mean, can we go through another one of these again? I think we might have reached our maximum capacity for radioactive bullshit. I'm fried. This time in history is going down in the record books for darn sure. And here I am driving around looking for ways to capture it on film; I think it might be easier to photograph UFOs.
I have to admit, the last 10 days I've felt like I've been walking through The Twilight Zone. I bet you've felt the same. I've met a whole ton of nice people (so many good people!) along the road and that sense seems universal. Now just 6 days until the Big Day, I have a feeling this is going to be rather drawn out. Ugh. Torture.
I'm missing the old days. I'm missing the positivity of 2008. Sure there's been ugliness in past elections, probably just about every single one. But in one fell swoop, the entire integrity of American democracy has come into play. It's painful. Who knew we were so sensitive? Who knew the power of one man's lies and one woman's lies were able to upend the entire democratic process?
All bets are off. So I'm changing my course. I need a little perspective. I'm headed to D.C. tomorrow, and then, who knows. This is uncharted territory. It'll be a reflection back on the main course, a new landscape, a new vision, a new world.