Of course, democracy is already here but it's also still coming. One hundred years ago neither women not African Americans had the right to vote. Sixty years ago, "separate but equal" was good enough for our children. Forty years ago, young women were dying as the result of back-alley abortions. Yesterday we took a step toward making health care available to the least powerful in our society.
Leonard Cohen, a Canadian, makes a powerful statement and tribute to his adopted country. There are so many powerful words in this song that I've posted the lyrics below. And, may we remember these particular words as we enter the political conversation leading up to the election:
and it's here the lonely say
that the heart has got to open
in a fundamental way: