About a month out from an election, a campaign starts to resemble a hurricane’s outer bands just starting to make landfall, right where you live.
Things start moving at a faster pace. A month out: “we have no TIME”! You start putting early vote strategy in place - start really moving. Things are moving quickly - you almost feel like you can’t keep up. For me, my normally brilliant mind starts losing focus. I don’t even know how it happens, but I guess there’s just too much coming in to completely process it all. I love it, though. There’s something about just go-go-go that, for a time is just amazing. Also - you get to actively participate in changing the world: changing the debate. Maybe in a small way, maybe in a huge way, but you get to participate - actively. How awesome is that?
Then, about two weeks out from early vote (in Texas) or two weeks out from Election Day, there’s a calm that just happens. At least, from what I’ve experienced. Most weekends are full of events, things to talk about, things to do. Somehow, from what I’ve experienced, two weeks out, there is an eerie calm that just overtakes everything else. It doesn’t last long, and you know the wet side is just beyond the horizon, but all you can see is beautiful, blue sky… You get to relax. Breathe. You made it through the first part. You will soon need to brace yourself, hunker down, and ride out the remainder of the storm, but you have a few free hours to just.. be.
My “eye” lasted from Sunday evening until Tuesday morning. Then, the wet side just overtook me. I’m in the thick of it now… and, I’m hunkering down while this storm lasts. I’m looking forward to waking up on August 1st and seeing how much damage the storm does…
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