Our "Drops of routine life sprinkled on the altar of democracy"
Six years ago today, I posted her on the blog about our friend and neighbor Dannee Polomsky winnig her first seat on the Elmhurst City Council and I showed a photo of the then 2-year-old Babe who came with us to vote. Fast forward those six years and you'll see this animated image above of me and all three kids outside of our polling place from Tuesday. We didn't get to vote for my sister (she's up north from here), but we did have a handful of races that were contested.
Glad to have brought the kids along and they got to wield their own dry erase ballots to vote between the Cubs and Sox and Leno and Letterman. I think we've brought them to the polls every time we've gone, so we're doing our little part to do as Neil Steinberg called it yesterday: our little 'act of faith' in democracy.
My little sacrifice of time, some drops of routine life sprinkled on the altar of democracy. This act, making those marks, is what creates authority. Delegates power. Expresses the will of the people.