Anyway, as I whacked away in the garden today, I asked myself what exactly I've done recently that would count as political action. Here's my list:
- voted (mostly a pointless exercise as I live in a red state)
- stitched a peace pennant for India Flint's Solace Project
- stitched a quilt square for Dee Mallon's Hearts for Charleston
It's been a long time since I've demonstrated (the most recent was a very brief stint at Occupy Austin). And my political donations have been few and far between. This is Texas, after all (interesting side note: we actually lived in a blue congressional district for a while, but got gerrymandered out of it after the 2010 census).
But now, I feel the need to ramp things up a bit. Encourage family members to register to vote. Put some of my thoughts into writing here. And send my thoughts in writing to those who would govern us (both those I agree with and more importantly, those I don't).
So Patches #208-210 for July 26-28 are words that continue to echo in my head ...
And Patch #211 for today is a token of my promise to myself ...
Because "they" can't know what I'm thinking if I don't tell them.