Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I voted today.

Just before I walked into the high school to cast my ballet, I said a prayer of thanks for my mother, my grandmothers and my great-grandmothers. I thanked them for the honor and the privilege – no, the inalienable right to vote in a national election.

This evening, watching the news, I saw a young black mother leading her daughter by the hand to the election polls.

I was happy for her.

I hope she remembered to say a prayer as well.

1 comment:

Dominic said...

"The beginning of the fight for women suffrage is usually traced to the "Declaration of Sentiments" produced at the first woman's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N. Y. in 1848."

After 72 years of demonstrating (and praying) women finally got the vote in 1920!

So, be sure to include in your current prayers... "What took so long, Lord?!"