Monday was a long day. In fact, I can no longer remember what I did, when I did it.
Yesterday was longer. It finished around 11.30 following a last dash to complete the #freedomride that had begun at 9am on the bus, with the first two folk registered to vote, ten signed up by 10am, over 100 by the finish line.
By this stage in the day, I’m like a wee burst baw. Eyes smarting, legs hurting, beyond tired, beyond hungry.
This morning, I felt strung out. The simplest task seemed awfy hard. The clock ticking, places to be, people to see and stuck in the house trying to remember what it was I needed to do before I could leave.
And yet, today was spent talking to voters, in good company, in great fettle. Because we’re all in the same place. I’m not even doing nearly as much as many others in this Yes campaign – there are folk doing way more than me, giving their all and then some. They’re great people to spend your days and evenings with.
They’re just long days and we’re all feeling it. Tick Tock. The countdown to our day with destiny.
No one wants to wake up on the 19th (or rather arrive at the 19th – few of us will actually have been to bed) and wish if only I’d done a wee bit more, if I’d only I’d visited that house again, if only I’d leafleted one more time, had one more conversation, given another hour, an extra day.
All plates are spinning furiously, some have already crashed. And before I try to pick them up, I decided to give myself a moment.
A moment to sit still. To pause. To ponder.
And in doing so, I discovered this. And it reminded me why. As it should.
Because we all need to remind ourselves – and be reminded – why. And who. And what for.
It is majestic. Pushes all the right buttons. Says all the right things in all the right places. And it’s good, very good.
Listen, buy and listen again. Share it, retweet it and like it like crazy. In fact, I defy you not to love it. And greet a wee bit too.
Bravo Stanley Odd, bravo.
“Son I just wrote this
I thought you might like to know
That I chose to vote Yes
‘Cause a Yes vote provided hope
What the future’s holdin’
No-one can rightly know
Was tired of the same old script
And what’s next only time will show”