Monday, October 19, 2015

Taking part in democracy.

Election day.Today is the day Canadians go to vote for the next Prime Minister of Canada. Many people could not be bothered to take part in democracy, it is not fair to always label the youth with this trend as I know many people of different ages who won't even be able to tell you who won by Friday. .................................... Then there is my mom, she has Alzheimer's, it's in the middle stages, she gets confused a lot, has no grasp of days or months, asks if her parents are still alive and yet she wanted to vote. She sees it as her duty, wants to know the candidates names, which party they represent, remembers the names, which is actually almost a miracle at this point. She is clearly on a mission. So I take her to vote, she marks her X and contributes to the democracy of Canada. She still grasps the importance of that X, no matter the result. Feeling a little proud at this moment.


Ur-spo said...

good for you!
Laurent is presently texting me with all the results. He is better than the CBC.

larrymuffin said...

Good to hear your Mom is such a good citizen and does her duty despite her illness. Really an example to follow. BTW in case you were wondering, Harper lost.