Something happened to me today that has never happened to me before. As I was standing in line to get my ballot, a sudden realization struck me–I still hadn’t decided who I would be casting my ballot for. I got very nervous; my heart leapt into my throat. I took my ballot to the booth and I stared at it like I was from another planet, not knowing what to do next. Their names burned on the page. I took a deep breath and closed by eyes, searching my heart. I strained to hear a single name, rising above the cacophony of internalized political adverts and talking heads, the answer to my question. I looked again at the ballot and my eye was drawn to a name. I sighed, relieved, and bent over the page with my pen to fill in the oval and cast my vote. But then I was overcome by another moment of indecision. If I’d had a coin I would have flipped it.
Did you vote today? Was your decision easy or difficult?
PS–>my Totally Awesome Sister has a great post today about the primary vote. Check it.