November 14, 2008
I See Purple!
For the past week now, I've had the image of the United States map showing the
results of the presidential election dancing around in my head. Not quite like
the visions of sugar plums dancing in my head, but just as delightful. In my
delight, I realized that my interpretation of the results map was somewhat
different than previous years' maps – in that the
appeared to me as being purple.
At that moment, a simple red and blue map, now purple, represented a country melding
into something greater than anything we've ever experienced. Quite similar to a
beautiful purple canvas, when examined more closely, is woven of red and
blue threads – threads that portray an emerging presence, a blending of
cultures, ideas, strengths, determination and hope.
Because I see purple now more than the red and blue boundaries, my day-to-day
thinking, feeling and being has shifted. I see more clearly how I can continue to
make a difference in the world. My new purple awareness dances in my head,
and in my fingers as I type this, and in my heart. I am uplifted, as well as many
others, at this emerging purple awareness.
In reality, our nation is more than blue, red, purple or any combination
of colors, we are about purpose, ingenuity, forward-thinking and interdependence.
I believe we are at the forefront of a new era with new possibilities. I invite
you to be a part of this new era and help weave a new more colorful canvas with
the threads that are as unique as you. I still see purple – and many,
many, many more colors.
Belen Carmichael, NLC
P.S. Be sure to scroll down and take a look at the section,
Election Results by County
with the United States map and the cartogram showing the shades of purple
(very close to my purple vision).
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