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Slap November 7, 2012

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

I go to the staff meeting, and the executive director tells us that Mitt Romney has been elected president. The board of trustees, therefore, will continue to get everything they want, even though they are clearly out of touch with our membership and are micromanaging the staff.

That dream woke me up last night. Tim and I went to bed early, figuring there was no way there’d be firm election results at a decent hour. Besides, we were worried our man wouldn’t win. Why torture ourselves?

At 5:27am, I made a trip to the bathroom, knowing that in 3 minutes, when our alarm went off, we’d have our answer.

“Who do you think won?” Tim asked when I crawled back into bed. “I dreamed that Romney did,” I said.

What an amazing, almost shocking, relief we then experienced.

And states voting—instead of legislating—for gay marriage? People voting for civil rights? The election of an openly gay senator? What a glorious slap to my cynicism!

My dream was really about work. And about the country. And about work.

I wonder how many of our trustees voted for Romney.


1. Helen - November 7, 2012

Sweet dreams tonight 🙂

2. Eulalia Benejam Cobb - November 8, 2012

Vox populi, vox Dei…well, this time, anyway.

3. Mali - November 9, 2012

I read this the other day, but have been busy with visitors. It made me smile. I wonder if it would have done if your man hadn’t won?

4. bridgett - November 9, 2012

I know, I know, I can’t really believe it when I think about it. All those elected, and the ones NOT elected. So proud that my state, even if it benightedly voted for Romney overall, did not make the mistake I feared they would with the senator race. THAT was a slap to my cynicism, fear, and doubt.

5. Dona - November 13, 2012

I dreamed that Romney won the election too. It was not nearly as elaborate as yours, but I did awake sobbing in the middle of the night.
I didn’t check until the morning — and when I did check my email, the email subject from the Obama headquarters sounded as if they may have lost. (“How this happened”). I thought he was chastising me for letting him lose.

Am so glad my dream was wrong.

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