Well, in the United States, here we are, the day before the big election. In truth, many people have already voted, including me and my husband. I understand that because of all the early voting, we might not know the results on Tuesday evening. No matter. This song from Les Misérables captures exactly how I feel.
To calm myself down, I have been watching this short video—Blessings–—from Emergence magazine. Recently, my blogging friend Robin from Breezes at Dawn shared this on her blog. As soon as I saw that the video featured David Whyte and his poetry, I was in. If there is one thing I like better than reading Whyte’s poetry, it’s hearing him recite his own poetry.
This beautiful video is very soothing. Exactly what I need to calm my one-day-more jitters.
79 thoughts on “One Day More”
Oh, Laurie –
I’m with you. I feel like the very soul of our nation is at stake.
Hugs to you.
And hugs, to you, too. I have a bad case of the jitters. Working will be difficult today and tomorrow.
Yes – so hard to keep focused!
I am so anxious and fearful. I have saved yours and Mr T’s blog on purpose for today just to give me something to keep me off the results every second. As I see Florida turning pale pink I am so afraid my worst fears will come true.
Looking good for Biden, but holy cats! It’s not over yet.
I am so stressed out. Even though it looks pretty good.
Things look better tonight. It isn’t over yet, though.
They look better but also look now like AZ could shift back. I’ve been sick with anxiety for so many hours now.
AP has called Arizona for Biden. Their reasoning is that there is no way Trump could pull ahead, even with the uncounted votes. I am reasonably optimistic that Biden will be the next president. But what a nail biter!
AZ is more nailbiting by the hour but Georgia is pretty amazing.
Now we wait for Pennsylvania.
No, not yet. But I have gone from cautiously optimistic to reasonably optimistic.
Same! I haven’t accomplished much useful in the past two days.
Me: almost nothing but following the news. I did manage to finish reading a couple of books that I had going.
Waiting, waiting, waiting…
Same!!!! I feel as though a great weight has been lifted.
So glad you are feeling a bit better. We are worried on this side of the Atlantic too.
I feel like this country is on the edge of precipice.
Bon courage et bonne chance!!
I already voted! David Whyte does beautiful things with words, doesn’t he?
Such a fine poet!
Perfect for the moment
Thanks, Derrick! Sure is.
Les Mis is always relevant, isn’t it?? 😃😃
My fingers are so firmly crossed!! Feeling a bit nauseous but also cautiously optimistic. We have some comfort food planned for dinner tomorrow because I think we’ll need it!!
Yes, yes! As Tialys wrote, bon courage and bonne chance!
Now, don’t make me cry!
Right? Brings tears to my eyes, too.
The soul of a nation is definitely at stake. Much of the rest of the world is on edge with you. Bonne chance, America!
Merci, merci! Et bon courage!
I’m with you too. This election has incredible impact on a global scale.
Oh, my! So true!
Ugh …. it’s been a long haul. Democratic debates started last summer. I can’t imagine the Founding Fathers envisioned a long and expensive process to elect a president. At least the ads should go away after tomorrow …. then let the squabbles begin. Yikes!
PS: Good choice of a song!
Yikes is right!
Too bad TV ads aren’t selective. Because I voted weeks ago, why was I continuously tortured? … especially in races that I had no say? Ugh ….
I know just how you feel.
We have voted over here. Now come what may. My ideal ticket would have been “Spock – Tuvok 2020 – Make America Logical”. 🙂
Thinking of you all Laurie and sending hugs! Thank you for sharing the beautiful Blessings video with David Whyte too, I love the music that goes with it xxx
Many thanks! Yes, the music with the Blessings video is beautiful. At first, I thought it was a sort of Tibetan chant. Then I read it was an Irish singer from a fishing village, perhaps. Truly, music is the universal language.
Fingers crossed for your election! And for you and your family too.
Perfect choice in song to unite us as we walk this last mile. Hoping for a joyful outcome!
Thanks, Eliza! Same here.
I am so glad you found it calming. I will likely watch it again at least once more tomorrow. We voted early, too. I’m going to tune it all out for a little while. It’s making me too jittery.
One day more indeed…
Best wishes for your beautiful country Laurie, ”bon courage et bonne chance” expresses my feelings too. I enjoyed the Blessing video with David Whyte….many thanks.
Many, many thanks!
Good luck Laurie 🍀🍀🤞
Sometimes my musical selections are affected by my age, but I still think this one has some value today!
This is from a Hitchcock movie—“The Man Who Knew too Much”—where the little boy, her son, is kidnapped. I expect Hitchcock was being ironic by including this song in the movie. 😉
To quote one of my favorite Texas singer/songwriters, “The problem with irony is, not everyone always gets it!”
Let’s just say that Hitchcock, though brilliant, was no great humanist.
Luckily, I’ve had decades of enjoying the song without any unhappy associations.
On the other hand, the little boy wasn’t murdered. I suppose that’s something.
I am late getting here so the day has finally arrived. I am so glad it will soon all be said and done and we can move on with life without all the politics. Thanks for sharing the video. I am hoping and praying for the best for our country going forward.
Same! It’s likely we won’t know for a while, but I am hopeful.
It’s wonderful to see the record early voting numbers and I hope it has continued today! The wonderful video was just what I needed before the election night coverage begins. I so hope we are celebrating this evening!!🙂
Not quite yet to celebrate, but I am hopeful.
les mis and then a link to calming poetry – nice combo and thanks my friend
We are waiting with trepidation… fingers crossed for you all
Many thanks! Still on pins and needles. Looks good for Biden, but it’s not over until it’s over.
I couldn’t bear to look at the news when I got up this morning… I can’t imagine what it’s like for you.
I can hardly think of anything else, even though I have so much work to do on the upcoming book. Plan to spend some time outside. That and a few drinks should help. 😉
We’re still watching the results…. it’s almost over, but it doesn’t sound like it’s going to be a smooth transition. We’re going to need more songs of serenity!
We sure are!
It’s been a funny few days. I’ve always thought the UK system had a few issues but I don’t think I’d swap. 🙂
No! I wouldn’t wish our system on any country.
It caused a few sleepless nights didn’t it?
More than a few! The tension has been nearly unbearable for me and for those feared for another four years of Trump. Such a relief when the votes started heading Joe Biden’s way.
It took a long time to become clear. It is unbelievably close in so many places.
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