Love Note: Hope on Election Day

Hello Dear Ones-

Election day is finally here!  Our hearts are hopeful, with anticipation and perhaps some interwoven anxiety as well.  I am choosing to look at the results of this election as an opportunity for new beginnings.

This poem by Lisel Mueller beautifully illustrates what hope looks like, even under seemingly ominous skies…

It hovers in dark corners

before the lights are turned on,
it shakes sleep from its eyes
and drops from mushroom gills,
it explodes in the starry heads
of dandelions turned sages,
it sticks to the wings of green angels
that sail from the tops of maples.


It sprouts in each occluded eye
of the many-eyed potato,
it lives in each earthworm segment
surviving cruelty,
it is the motion that runs the tail of a dog,
it is the mouth that inflates the lungs
of the child that has just been born.


It is the singular gift
we cannot destroy in ourselves,
the argument that refutes death,
the genius that invents the future,
all we know of God.


It is the serum which makes us swear
not to betray one another;
it is in this poem, trying to speak.
You’ll notice in the photo, taken this weekend at the KFC Yum! Center, there is an arrow shooting out of my shoulder.  Not by design was this the case, but it fits….ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!

Finally, take a look below at a post-election gathering invitation from the UUA.

In hope and anticipation of good things to come,