Last night the Write on Mamas, a wonderful group I belong to, held an Open Mic Mamas event in a local cafe. The theme was “Plan B: Now What Do We Do?” Here’s my essay:
After the primary season was over, I kept two “California for Hillary” signs on my desk in our kitchen, where they were safely hidden and kept nicely flat under a box of books.
“I’m going to frame these and give them to the girls for Christmas!” I told my husband.
“Maybe for Emma,” Jonathan remarked about our eldest, who has a penchant for memorabilia. “But Ally will hate it.”
“That’s not the point,” I snapped.
I had grander considerations than what the girls might actually like. Maybe I’d even crack the picture frames’ glass for special symbolic significance marking the historic event to come on November 8! Continue reading