My favorite image from Election Night with the Democrats, Chicago, 2012.
The whole campaign thing, its endlessness and thoughtlessness, lurked behind most of my days. The bad vibes, though they should, do not vanish with a good outcome. All that negativity in the air must become dark cloud formations. This is only my conjecture--yours are welcome.
Walked into Whole Foods across from Powell's Books the other night and saw pale green ornamental kale--new to me--and brown/tan wheatlike fronds turned out to be ornamental corn. Who knew? Orange gerbera nearby seemed right. The glass battery jar holding them hovers over a Day of the Dead figure brought to me from Mexico years ago. Courtesy of a friend in Baltimore who appreciated (or was amused by) my fondness for hen images. Joining him (all skeletons to me are male for some reason) are heavy metal locks I found in either San Miguel de Allende or Oaxaca, Mexico.
While grocery shopping I found another new fruit/vegetable, watermelon radish. My posting these images is a way to move past my uneasiness in America. Besides the re-election of Barack Obama whose graying black hair over the last four years signals the weight of his position. He has much more heart that most give him credit for.
17% of women in Congress has miraculously inched up to 20 per cent. The long struggle for equality has made some progress...November 5, 2012, marked the 100th anniversary of woman suffrage in Oregon.