Whatever your political preferences, to see our President with a tear stained face was so emblematic of something shifting. For one, this man does not posture, so what you see is the truth of him. He is, as I see him, representative of one who will push for unity among all the differing ones of us. How far he gets depends on things outside of himself, but I know he will give his all and engage all of his abilities. This column is not about him as an individual but about how he seems to be showing something about the 'new man.' The one who is strong and soft both. And add to that, the women coming to the fore that retain their softness while rising through the ranks in the recent election, and the desire of successful women for men to be happy knowing that is the big win. That also is evidencing itself.
I'm not sure where I am going with all this except to say there is just something in the air today about balance between the masculine and the feminine. I cannot exactly pinpoint it but whatever it is, it feels so very good As the Fed-Ex man came up on my porch this morning, not sure if he had the right house or not, something I saw on his face was strangely if momentarily vulnerable. When I saw that, my heart opened wide and I smiled at him and I swear I saw a wave of relief wash over him. These are subtle things, but they speak volumes. We are heading in a good direction if you look closely.