End of Hibernation
Since the end of the primaries, I've been trying to lay low. I wanted to take a break, give my mind a chance to clear out, so I could start fresh. It hasn't been completely possible. From Hillary's incredible visit here in Silicon Valley several weeks ago, to the Emily's List conference in DC, from trying to figure out what to do with the local Hillary supporters, including giving the local Obama campaign folks a chance to meet and speak with them, to Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones' sudden and untimely death a few days ago, the election and activism intrude. I'm attending the Democratic convention next week with credentials, thanks to my friend Lorraine, which means I have access to the convention and possibly some meetings. I'm finishing Barack's first book, Deeams from my Father, and hoping that Hillary's supporters will allow some ... unification.
We have collectively accomplished SO much in these last few months since the end of the primaries. Moving on doesn't mean that we forget what happened, it means figuring out how to transform what happened into something meaningful. New organizations and alliances are formed, initiated by disappointment, but shaped and bonded by our experiences in this last year, and the knowledge of history we've lived and history before that. Political negotiations have been tried and succeeded. Let's see what happens and what endures.