Thursday, March 5, 2020

SLICE 5/31- On presidents and immigrants

The questions begin the minute she sees my "I Voted" sticker.

Who did I vote for?

Will that person be the new president?

Is the election over now?

If the election isn't over, when will it be over?

Why did I vote today if it wasn't the election?

I explain, as best as I can, the process for the presidential primaries, tracing the timeline on a desk with my finger. She watches anxiously.

"So in November?" she says, "In November it will be over?"

And does the one you elected, does he like immigrants? Or will he make us go home?

And again, for about the millionth time in the last year, I have no words.


Unknown said...

She asks good questions, I'll give her that!

Pia Alliende said...

She asks good questions that I hope after November she can continue to ask with no sense of rejection.