Looking through my photos from the past year (and more!), I realize how many totally decent blog posts I *could* have written, and just never did. It kind of bums me out. Don’t be surprised if at least a few of them materialize eventually, months and months after their time. Today’s photo was taken a year ago today. I think I intended to show it to you, Loree Bohl. For a second, I almost considered snagging the sign for you, but thought better of it. After all, it’s there for a very good reason.
Any-he-how, given what special day it is in our contentious capital, with the absolute partisan abyss that prevents SO much potential progress, and the stark contrast between factions, the disparity of the words that exit their mouths, and the general exaggerated mood, I thought the black and white composition of this shot rather compelling, and rather representative of the times. Most of all, the warning sign shines bright and is so very real. What we are going through as a nation is not healthy, it’s not civil, it’s not legal, it’s not honest, it’s not fair, it’s not productive, it’s not many, many things that one might hope for–and even have reason to expect–from a democratically elected government. But what we can probably all agree that it is, is manipulative and downright DANGEROUS to the function of a nation among other nations.
So there you have it. I declare; our similarities are STILL greater than our differences, and in almost everything and everywhere, there ARE gray areas that we can all identify with, and swim comfortably within. The black and white extremes are best left to night-skiing.