Politics or love can make you blind or make you see

Things I learned on the campaign trail:

  • You know how a word starts to feel meaningless if you repeat it enough times? Waving is the same way.
  • A lot of people talk on their cell phones while driving. I mean, I do too. But wow.
  • 65 degrees really is cold to a lonesome waving hand. (It took mine at least half an hour to defrost. And yes, I’m a big baby.)
  • Making eye contact with people, smiling, waving and engaging them as they drive by feels strangely like flirting. Except I think I’m much better at engaging strangers in passing cars than men in real life.
  • Standing on a corner for three hours creates ample time for prayer.
  • Set your campaign to music and you’ll find yourself waving to the beat. (And, OK, occasionally thumping on your sign in time, and resisting the urge to dance.)

Politics or love can make you blind or make you see
make you a slave or make you free
but only one does it all

–Love is Not Against the Law, Derek Webb

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  1. A Re

    I remembered you saying you wrote about your visit to the trail had to check it out myself. Looking forward to finding time to write about lessons I learned on my new blog.

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