You know…I think it’s really coming to that. The federal system is breaking down, I’m bearing witness to it. I am aware of how drastically different the states are having lived in Illinois, Ohio and Virginia. Once in Ohio, I drove a city block in reverse…I think if I ever tried that in Virginia, I’d be shot! Virginia does not play with these cars!!!!! You are going to pay through the nose to drive a car here in Virginia, and you will drive it right. They don’t play.

There’s also city versus rural. When those folk meet up, there is tension via cultural differences. I grew up in the city, but have spent the last 20 years in this rural/suburb of D.C. -so you’ve got the South, meets the big city (with D.C.) that has the very powerful and elite structure within it — but its funny. Most folk rarely see or interact with any of them, unless they want us to. I remember, days after September 11, President Bush demanded we attend a pep rally…I personally wasn’t in the mood. He gave a good pep talk though. I’ve seen Bush and Bill Clinton, but not Obama.

Texahoma huh? Wow. I have no doubt it’s like a foreign country. I went to Dallas, once, it freaked me out that they have bumper stickers that say “shoot a liberal” and everyone, and I do mean everyone had a gun.

Oklahoma. I know nothing of Oklahoma except that’s the name of a famous musical. In those deep middle and southern states, I will say this, it really does seem like you can set the clock back, escape the madness of this modern world. That is appealing.

Working with the Light!

Working with the Light!