I just received the email notice that my ballot has been received and will be counted.  Hooray!!  It’s not the same as going into the voting place, but it feels super good.

I dropped it in the ballot box outside the Marin City library and there was someone before me and someone after me doing the same thing.  Voting pumps the heart with shared joy.  

My grandson is one today and I just received a video of him waking up to see his home decorated with balloons and a giant “one”.  His face as he’s twirled around is amazing.  Plus, he loves balloons and these are in beautiful autumn colors.  

I’m going down for the party, and will hang out at Filoli Gardens first, so a special day.

I’m also with the contrast of individuals in this election.   We have one man, and we have this.  Just this would determine my vote.

Heather Cox Richardson concludes her political report from yesterday with this.  My heart is lit!

Still, what made most news for Biden today was an old video of the former vice president at a memorial service for Chris Hixon, the athletic director at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who died when he tried to disarm the killer. In the clip, which circulated widely on social media, Biden expresses his sympathy to Hixon’s parents and is walking away when Hixon’s son Corey, who has Kabuki Syndrome, runs up and, as Biden turns to see what’s happening, throws himself into Biden’s embrace. Biden spontaneously kisses the young man’s forehead and asks if he’s okay. When he shakes his head no, Biden hugs him, cradling his head, and reassures him, “It’s going to be okay. We’re going to be okay, I promise.”

I believe him. We’re going to be okay!!

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