On Saturday, my friends Carrie and Mike, my husband Brian and I went to a rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina for Barack Obama. This was the first time I've actively participated in anything political (besides voting, or student council- but does that count?), and man, was it exciting! We went early to volunteer as crowd control- I'm such a beefcake that no one questioned me when I told them where they needed to sit or stand (yeah, right) and we also passed out signs. The place was full of people and felt electric by the time Obama came out and I was really impressed by the diversity of the crowd: a mixture of races, socio-economic status and age. I was really inspired by his message of hope for our country- I believe in him. One of my favorite quotes was that we need to have "pride in work, not pride in wealth."
While I don't consider myself an overtly political person, it felt good to be a part of something. I must admit that I was apprehensive to write anything political, because it seems to go a little against the grain of a lighthearted pottery blog, but heck, why not?