I still remember the year between my 15th and 16th birthday, waiting until I was legal age to get my drivers' license. That particular year took so very long. Time stood still. I can say the same thing about the year between my 20th and 21st birthday, waiting until I was legal age to drink. That year seemed to creep by. That said... the last 20 years have flown by. Flown by. Most times I just don't know where the time goes. Years go by, they feel like days (there must be a song in there somewhere).
But lately I have another nagging feeling that the clock's broken. Things are slowing down again. This time it's not waiting for something that is so self-absorbing, it's waiting until my country gets its' values and respect back. Waiting until the time that Bush is out of office just seems endless. It's crazy making isn't it? Watching what continues to happen after the sweet optimism that was felt just about a year ago after the mid-term elections.
The clock got a little slower today as the house sustained his veto of a bill to provide health insurance to 10 million children. The harm to our country continues. Shame on him, shame on the Republicans. I can understand how many Republicans, feel abandoned by their party.
Nothing to do but count the days, 459 days left. I apologize for readers of my blog for my ongoing crankiness, and whining as it relates to all thing George W. If I could stop I would, but until January 20, 2009, I can't promise anything.