and hoping and concerned and engaged.
shocked that there are still those who won’t/don’t vote.
angry with those who say they don’t care and think they’re all the same anyway.
annoyed with the press that beefed up the expenses scandals to encourage the distrust.
loving that facebook has become a place of political debate (well, my page has anyway – but then it often is!)
grateful to live in a country where the vote was hard-won and still available.
noting that party tribalism has overtones of Roman factions and aware I’d never have known that without my work on Theodora (learning from one’s own work – amazing!) and thinking the Roman Greens probably don’t have too much to do with today’s.
remembering Norman Kirk and how they interrupted the telly to say he’d died.
remembering a huge row between my dad (worker, Labour) and his brother (farmer, National – Tory in NZ) and finding it both shocking and thrilling.
glad to vote.