Day 160 - House Of Cards.
Day 160 - Greetings! Yesterday, California held the Primary for the 2016 Presidential election. I hope if you live in the state of California you got out there and voted! It's not only important to democracy but voting is sexy. Well, maybe I over sold that last part but there is something about the process of making action toward belief that is pretty sexy. However, believing in something that can ignite change can sometimes feel like a house of cards. When I was standing in line yesterday, waiting to vote, I thought about all the people who wouldn't vote. Not couldn't vote, who wouldn't vote. What if we ALL decided to simply not vote? What would that look like? It occurred to me for the amount of complaining we do about politicians and politics, we are in control of the cards. Our political system counts on us to make sure we set up the cards and they don't fall over.
In the spirt democracy, today's project is to create a house of cards. You will need an old deck of playing cards. The finish on the cards should be slightly rough not smooth. You can find a "How To Build A House Of Cards Tutorial" on wikiHow. Each time your cards fall over think about our political system and how it depends on each of us to keep it strong. I spent about 45 minutes trying to get the cards to stack. It was torture but it made me think that I need to take steps now to create myself into a better citizen.
Well, I am going to get back to watching "House Of Cards" on Netflix. Let me know how your houses turn out and see you later Frank and Claire Underwood!