This is a Blog about Finding Magic Every Day.
Violence and Nonsense Don’t Have a Place Here.
But Sometimes they Creep In.
June 7, 2016 is Primary Day.
An Important Day for all Americans.
My Plan was to Teach our Girls about Democracy and Our Freedoms.
Democracy in the form of the American Political Process.
This was an Opportunity to Hear a Candidate Speak.
It seemed Sane Enough. Go On-Line and Sign Up for Tickets.
A Political Rally in the Neighborhood.
Hear it Here. For Ourselves.
Get Our Own Take on This. No Political Spin. No Jargon.
We Were Excited.
The Air crackled with Excitement Helicopters circled Low Overhead.
People were Gathering. Flags were Everywhere.
All Headed in the Same Direction.
We were Ready to Leave when We heard the Chanting.
Hate-Filled Chanting. Loud and Angry.
It was Appalling and Embarrassing and Not the Purpose of this Venture.
So We opted Not to Attend.
Instead We had Dinner Together.
Discussing Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly.
It was the Right Decision for Us.
Front Page News the Next Morning featured these Images…
Shocking and Sad.
But Our Lesson on Individual Freedoms was a Success.
Just Not how I Planned it.
But it was filled with Magic.