Thursday, November 05, 2020

A sea of darkness

I have a strong memory of the 2008 election in which Obama came to power. My mother had died the week before and I was staying in her house with four of my siblings arranging the funeral. 

I woke up far too early and went downstairs to find my younger sister, also unable to sleep, rekindling the fire. We got cosy and switched on the telly to see what was happening in America, and were just in time to see John McCain's concession speech. He was gracious and statesmanlike and very impressive. 

What has happened to America, that almost half of the voters want a president who has shown himself to be a racist, dishonest, cruel, and happy to sow division and encourage ordinary people to break the law?

What has happened to the UK? 

The world?

Where has this sea of darkness come from?

And how can we overcome it?

Here is a comment written on a mural on the remains of the Berlin wall:

"Many little people, in many little places, doing many little things, can change the world."

Let's do it.


Anonymous said...

We’re with you, Sue.
Light will prevail.
Let it be soon.

Thea x

Jane said...

That describes my thoughts exactly. My daughter and family are in the US - how I wish they weren't!

I follow you regularly but rarely comment. Thank you for such thoughtful writings.

Jane xx

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, Thea and Jane. Xx