Walking through wind and rain this morning of November 3, 2020, I send prayers of thanksgiving to my fellow citizens;
you who stand in long lines
masked and socially distanced
wending your way to the voting booth.
Thank you for caring,
thank you for your courage, your tenacity
your belief that your vote and voice matter.
Quietly, as I gaze upon a stormy Pacific Ocean, from my heart across our vast country, I send blessings twined with an appeal;
that we accept outcomes rendered
from a full count of our votes,
and be guided toward
a renaissance of healing.