Civil Right, Civic Duty

I have exercised my civil right and performed my duty as a citizen, and I have voted. Was anyone else surprised to find names they’d never seen before on their ballot? There were nine parties listed on mine, four of which I’d never even known existed in my riding.

It’s such a small thing – unfolding a piece of paper, picking up a small unassuming pencil, making an X in a white circle, and refolding it. So calm, as opposed to the emotional responses that watching political speechs evokes.

Speaking of emotional — if I have to deal with one more crisis arising from people assuming things, I will slice my wrists open or something equally inane.

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