Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sunset On The River

sunset on the river

Sunsets are extremely beautiful here on the Rivanna during October and early November. As the sun lowers behind us in the west, the trees on the the east bank flare up like a massive bonfire ... the slow moving river catches every glint and flicker as the day comes to an end. We sit and watch, saluting each spark with a sip of wine and gratitude for our special place in this world.

Tonight we will also raise a glass to the changes that are about to begin taking place in our country. Yesterday's elections were a call to change the way we conduct ourselves in this world. I pray that those who have been elected will be able to bring peace and hope to our entire global community.

There was one major dissapointment. The marriage ammendment defining a marriage as a union between a man and a woman, will be attached to our state constitution. There will be no allowance for men or women of the same sex, living together, to enjoy the conveniences of living a loving life together ... whether they are sexually active together or not. This ammendment will effect everyone. Unmarried sisters, for instance, living together will no longer be able to will their belongings to each other, make medical decisions for each other and so on. Hopefully, this is not the end of the story.


Visual-Voice said...

The view of the river is stunning! I'm so jazzed about the election, I can barely stand it. Annoyed about Virginia along with you.

Anonymous said...

I think this is one of the most spectacular photo's I've ever seen. It appears that the river is ablaze with that glorious refelction of fall. Just marvelous.

I was also happy to see American's voting for change. Let's hope, as you say, that the Democrats step up to the plate, now that they've been put into the game!

cloudscome said...

What a beautiful photo! Amazing to think of living there.

deirdre said...

I'm glad to see the changes too. Maybe it will bring a little balance back to this country.

This picture is beautiful, I could get lost in it. Raise a glass for me.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Well stated, my dear. Let's hope that some of the progress of equality and civil liberties, move forward despite the small-minded positions of BushCo neo-conservative, intolerant Republicans. much peace, JP

Crafty Green Poet said...

Stunning photo!