Chota

Chota

Thursday, 8 June 2017

{quotable thursdays}

It's voting day here, and I've just come back from voting. There is something thrilling putting an x next to a party, knowing you've exercised your democratic right to have a voice. A voice determining  the future of the country you live in and what party you feel matches your values the best.
...and as a woman, I am reminded every time I vote of the many women and men who stood up for our gender to provide us with that right.
{use your vote}
As I walked to the polling station at a local school, I passed the beautiful almshouses of Leighton Buzzard, once placed there by the wealthy to help the poor and the needy.

{almshouses of leighton buzzard. for more pics and the yearly ritual attached to them, see my post on insta}

In the 17th century, when these were built, the poor had to rely on a select few wealthy people who were willing enough to offer some money for philanthropy. In 2017, my hopes are for a society who believes in a government who will protect the weak and the needy.
Whatever party you're voting for, make sure you use your democratic right--go out and vote!
L

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