Two weeks from today, Americans officially cast ballots in the Midterms. Early and mail-in voting already is underway in some states. Given the current chaos in the economy, partisan politicking, progressive policy-making, and societal factionalism—among other seemingly endless bouts of turbulence—you have every reason to be an active voice this election.
Party affiliation is immaterial. Consider alternatives and possibly choosing someone other than your state or local government’s career politician(s). I see public service as just that. Elected office should not be a job for life, or even decades. Put in a few years for the greater good, so to speak, and return to private life. Otherwise the wheels of government build up gunk (e.g., conflicts of interest and corruption) that clogs the gears.
Ah, if only we had term limits for the U.S. House and Senate. But, of course, the people who could pass the appropriate laws are whom would be affected by them. Want a second to go back and read the last sentence of the previous paragraph again—regarding conflicts of interest?
There is a whole lot of dirty laundry in the halls of government—whether federal or local. Your vote could clean the machine and air out some of the filthy garments. Honestly, better to toss some than try washing, which is why I suggest that you vote those lifers out. They’re too frayed to save—and they smell bad, too.
That brings us to the fresh, drying laundry that I came upon in a San Diego alley three days ago. I don’t see many clothes lines or racks in my neighborhood of University Heights. This one prompted the Featured Image and accompanying commentary you are reading. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/8, ISO 200, 1/640 sec, 28mm; 12:09 p.m. PDT; Leica Q2 Monochrom.