For my readers, thank you for coming along. When I said this bus was going to cross borders I had no idea what was lying in wait for us. Now we face the ultimate border, the ugliest, most blistered conflict on our planet. I have no faith that the current players will resolve it. I do hope that a Department of State under Hillary Clinton sees it from a different angle. One that puts the priority of the people on both sides of the fence before the rhetoric of the leaders. This is the only path from which I see any hope of success. They had their shot, and clearly they can't play like good boys and girls, and sure as hell don't know how to share.
So tonight, on the turn of the year, I send out a message to the people who sleep under rockets, and the threat of violence. Be you in Sderot, Be'er Sheva, or Gaza, Darfur, Mumbai, Karachi, or Kabul, Tibet, or Tel Aviv. Our leaders are asshats. Let's learn to get along in spite of them. Our needs are all the same aren't they? Freedom. Peace. Equality. You are the people I pray for most.
For all of us living in the shadows of rhetoric, malice, prejudice, shortsightedness, and stupidity...may this be the year we make ourselves seen, heard, touched and healed.
From you I get the story...