"The American people are now very favorably inclined towards the idea of an independent presidential candidate challenging both Barack Obama and the eventual Republican nominee next year. According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll an overwhelming 61 percent favor the idea of such a challenge, while only 32 percent hold an unfavorable opinion of a possible independent run ... The reason we face the choice of only a Democrat or a Republican in almost every election is that the two parties have worked together to rig the election laws to favor either of these parties, or both, but not others. The two parties worked together to reduce choice so they only need to be slightly less worse than each other to win an election."
Not sure about the working together bit, but it does make one wonder. I get the sense that people enter the primaries and general elections with the groupthink mentality of having their vote count - in the sense that the vote will only count if voting for a major candidate. That needs to change.
By writing about blue, she seems to write herself beyond the mental struggles she might have about writing about her relationship, and finally end up in a place where she does in fact write about it, and in a more beautiful place than she would have in the first place probably. Often blue is associated with sex, the divine/religion, intense emotion (loneliness, hope, depression, et cetera) and vision, and could be an indirect approach and metaphor for her relationship with the “you” she addresses consistently, but not frequently, throughout the work.
At morning market I noticed that almost everyone was either very old or very young. That's because everyone who can goes into the cities (Guangzhou most likely) to look for work. It almost seemed like a town of babies and the elderly. (Except of course there were the kids we were teaching who could be up to eighteen, though that is rare).
-the miracle of life - there need not be any other miracle greater (i.e. magic, etc)
-Thich Nhat Hanh