In 2003, we’d decided we’d had enough of the sociopolitical climate in the US and immigrated to Canada, moving to Toronto in January of 2004. We were as happy here as we expected we would be. It really was refreshingly different – of course we’d also moved from the relatively conservative state of Missouri so it was even more noticeably progressive here.
In September we got our absentee ballots, marked all of the Democratic choices and put them in the mail. Needless to say, we were extremely disappointed with the results as George W. Bush won handily. Even though we no longer lived there it was disappointing to see what we thought was a really terrible choice being made by our fellow Americans. (Little did we know we’d look back on that choice a few years later as relatively sane.).
A friend of mine heard how sad we were and she came over to say hi and brought us a box of tissues to deal with our sadness, decorated with a little reminder of how lucky we were to be living here.
Inspired by this week’s Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: “Books or Paper”