Sunday, November 9, 2008
I love the innocence of children. They are so full of hope and optimism and become completely incredulous when their expectations of goodness are not met. By far the most frequent opener to their conversations in meeting their friends this week has been, "I can't believe Obama won!" While we adults hoped and prayed, I don't believe very many of us were surprised by the outcome of this election. Our children, on the other hand, are stunned that their candidate, the "good guy", did not win. Yet, there were no tears, no sadness, no cynicism, no loss of hope. For them, life continues on very much the same as it did before Tuesday. They are absolutely convinced we'll get them next time.