April 6th, 2005

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the ten good things about the good fight

My mother, who took me to the library as a child almost as often as we went to buy food, shared a book with me once called "The Tenth Good Thing About Barney" about this kid who lists ten good things about his dog to mourn his passing and accomplish some closure along the way. Now that this election is over, I really feel like part of me has gone... not died, that sounds too sad, but definitely changed. It's a part that was born years ago, developed starting in April, picked up speed for the November election and never stopped running until yesterday, around lunchtime, when I realized it was over. I went out to my car and sat in the parking lot. I couldn't eat. It's like the second time in my life I've been unable to eat and skipped a meal.

And so now I'm going to list ten really incredible things about getting so politically involved in the past year. I know it's not over for me. I know I'm not going to shut up about politics like I threatened to last night (you all knew it too, I'm not the type!). But an era has ended and here is its eulogy. The Ten Good Things About The Marriage Amendment (or, the fight to overturn it, anyway).
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