#43-45 (55 days till Midterms)

I’m surprised to find myself soothed by the voice of #43 who by comparison to #45 makes him one of a series of stepfathers for whom I might have felt greater appreciation.

What is also interesting to note is how hard it is for me to tolerate the voice of #44, my favorite uncle.

My resistance is reminiscent of that of my youngest siblings, still toddlers, at the time I went away to college. So bereft were they that they could barely tolerate my return until they were certain of it, which of course, was about the time for me to leave again.

Until #45, I’d never listened so closely to voices from the Republican party and its supporters. Never depended so much on their objections, their strength to go against the tide of #45’s trashing of our nation. This family. Our future.

I’ve seen Megan McCain from clips on The View from time to time, and I wasn’t taken. And yet, it is her fierce feminine voice, riding the waves of love and vulnerability, that points the way to a future more wholly shaped by all.

“The America of John McCain is generous and welcoming and bold. She’s resourceful, confident, secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she’s strong.”

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