Begin Again

Paris, France

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

C.S. Lewis

When I first read this C. S. Lewis quote, I thought about the pandemic and medical experts advice that, as a country, we could still do the right thing and make a difference in the outcome of the virus. Sadly, I don’t think that will happen.

Since a sudden alteration of policy, by the current administration, is unlikely. What do we have to hold onto to get us through this? I’ ve been thinking about the 1968 presidential election. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated earlier that year. There were widespread riots throughout the country. Republican Richard Nixon ran a law and order campaign against Democratic vice president Hubert Humphry. At the same time, George Wallace was the American Independent candidate with a platform of racial segregation. Nixon won and several difficult years followed. After all of that, in 2008, Barack Obama was elected our first African-American president. We persevered.

So, where am I going with this? There are similarities between the 1968 presidential election and the upcoming 2020 presidential election . That doesn’t mean we can’t start were we are and change the ending.

As a side note, I was asked how the photo at the top of each post ties into the subject, It generally, doesn’t. Other than to say, a pretty picture never hurts.

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