Friday, March 17, 2006

I'm just saying

Let's suppose you've been spending weeks into months working to build an event that you hope will have an impact on public policy. Suppose you've been making flyers, posting banners, creating press releases, calling your friends and co-workers. Suppose it's a big date -- like the anniversary of the start of a war, perhaps.

And suppose you've been making contacts with activists across the spectrum. Suppose you've been contacting your representatives in congress. Suppose you've been following the news, every day, seeing the devastating effect of your own country's policies in a far away place.

Suppose you've been reading and writing and working and struggling and pushing, pushing, pushing to get a response that you know would come if people had the chance to pay attention and make a choice.

And suppose you've spent these weeks and months doing whatever you can. And finally it's a day away. Less than a day. Say it's only a matter of hours.

And you don't have clue what might happen.

Could you sleep?

Nope. I didn't think so.....