It’s quite late on evening of our Presidential Election and the polls in Michigan closed more than seven hours ago, and yet I find myself still seated, staring at a computer monitor and enjoying an unexpected conversation with a friend on Facebook. This night has brought several events I wasn’t expecting.
Michigan had a state constitutional amendment proposal on the ballot concerning loosening state control over embryonic stem cell research. We spent some time discussing just what this amendment would actually mean– for science and for the sought-after-embryos. I’ll save my opinion on that issue for a later date, and I do have a strong opinion on it, by the way.
Our talk drifted into other things as well. Artistic endeavors, Spiritual gifts, a little of this, a little of that. It’s been delightful, and stimulating. My friend has encouraged me to continue writing– he thinks I have a little talent for it! At least that’s the impression I got. I don’t know how one gauges such things, but I’m a little biased about my own writings.
So I’ve gotten a little nudge with some wonderful encouragement and an invitation to join Creative Community, though no formal invitation was ever required. With that little bit of sweet contentment I’ll be on my way to curl up under my covers, which we both said we needed to do about two hours ago– and save my commentary on politics, ballot proposals or any other potential hot button issue for another day.