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  1. Still Hopeful, After All These Years

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016

    In spite of having a heavy heart, I registered for a comedy festival. 

    Announcements will be made by September 1st. I like me for moments like that where I don’t totally surrender to the unfortunate parts of my life or to depression but instead “keep hope alive.” I am as aware of my gifts as I am of my suffering.
    Adding to everything, the director of my main job is moving on; most of us are sad and worried.


    She is exceptional and rare. I even asked her if she has a friend she can recommend. It is going to be a trying time.
    No matter how long or short she was our director, she did real good, and I just hope some things stick even after she’s gone.

    The good part (I think) is she will still be involved in our program as she is promoted to head our parent organization. I just pray her new role fits her caring self. I’d hate to see the demands of the job force her to be something other than who she is (ya know how jobs can do).

    In terms of the country, there is hope on the horizon:

    The lone Bronx elected official supporting Mr. Sanders, Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, said at the rally tonight that the Democratic machine had pressured him into endorsing the more moderate Ms. Clinton—and he had to say no, citing the devastation of the Iraq War. Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres, who is officially neutral in the primary, also attended the rally.

    “Bernie is a man of integrity,” Mr. Sepulveda said. “Bernie is a man who’s gonna lead this revolution.”


    Sen. Bernie Sanders made his second campaign stop in the Bronx Saturday.


    As he has in other states, Mr. Sanders told the crowd that a high voter turnout would be critical for him. “Bring your friends and your family,” he said. “Let us make the world know that in this great state, New York is part of the political revolution.”
    Amanda Hooper, a 26-year-old waitress who lives in Brooklyn, said she was excited to see Mr. Sanders in her borough. She said she dropped out of college because she couldn’t afford tuition after her scholarship money was reduced as part of state budget cuts in Florida.
    Now, she’s hoping Mr. Sanders can help people like her afford school and said she felt confident that Mr. Sanders could win New York’s primary.
    “This is his turf. He’s from here,” Ms. Hooper said, adding that Mrs. Clinton might have worked on efforts in the borough but didn’t have the same connection as someone who grew up in Brooklyn.
    “That’s her turf, all those buildings over there,” Ms. Hooper said, pointing to Manhattan’s maze of skyscrapers. “Brooklyn, I think, is Bernie’s.”


    Mr. Sanders stopped to take photos with people as he walked into Nathan’s. “I love you Bernie,” a woman screamed to him. “I trust you.”



  2. 2 comments:

    1. I'm an empath an tend to see everything and every possibility. That can be painful, even when the pain is not my own. I can see all the good and I do see, and feel, all the bad. Every day there is a struggle to move through whatever is in my way...just like everyone else. I am so grateful that you registered for the festival! I am so grateful that you chose light and happiness over the stuff that gets in our eyes and soul. I believe there is always another path even if it is strewn with rocks. I love Bernie, and even if he doesn't win, the FACT that he exists and has a voice is inspiring to many of us. Once you hear a voice, you can never forget it. He will inspire so many of us to be involved and move past the crap in our lives for the greater good of ourselves and others, and, I suppose, that was the theme of this blog. Good/Bad, Happy/Sad, real life. Thank you for sharing a slice of yours with all of us.

    2. I know what you are talking about. I thank you for being so open and loving.

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