Thursday, September 18, 2014

Today's Tomorrow

driving through the borders

I am proud of who I am.
Proud of my identity.
Proud of my country.

The impartial expert opinions, the unbiased papers posted through letterboxes, and impassioned speeches - and more recently pleas - have been to aid the the decision we make today for tomorrow's future, fuelling this campaign for better or for worse.  

Today a close friend posted this - the only status I have read over recent times, having stepped away from social media to avoid the rising tension and, in some circumstances what I can only call bigotry and insolence - and I understand her.

"My 'No' Thanks friends are terrified this morning, worried that they could lose something great. My 'Yes' friends are all super excited, believing they might gain something great. Meanwhile life thunders on like a high speed train, so enjoy this last look out of your window at today. It will be gone in a flash. Whatever happens will be the only thing that could have happened."

I am terrified and excited but I have no doubts.
I believe in my principles and values.
I am confident:
I love my country.

Tomorrow, as we wake to a country where the voice of the people has been heard, life will carry on - for better or for worse and hopefully with a little less bigotry and insolence and a whole lot more unity amongst the people of Scotland.

1 comment:

Midlife Singlemum said...

I love Scotland. I always thought of it as part of us. Not part of England but part of the greater us. I will be very sad if 'Yes' wins today. It won't affect me from day to day as I don't even live in Britain anymore - it's more of an emotional reaction. I hope it turns out good whatever the results.