Wednesday, November 09, 2005

In the wake of the election

I met with the blue eyed politician today. He's a state senator in Sacramento and has been a friend of those of us who try to get care to the very poor and the at risk. We sat in the clinic meeting room with hospital and clinic executives, a reporter, one hospital board member and me. He said in the wake of the election maybe, just maybe, there will be openings. Maybe the governor will need to readjust. Maybe the poor will get what they need. Maybe the whole balance is shifting.
Well, maybe. We shared sandwiches and coffee and had our photos taken for the local paper. The hospital board member gave me a ride back to the bookstore, as we talked of daffodils. She's trying to preserve as many of the wild species as possible. In Spain, she said, they are building a four lane highway where the wild daffodils grow. We have to make certain they still exist somewhere. Good work, said I. See you at the next meeting. Maybe we can save the world a flower at a time, a conversation at a time, a moment at a time.


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