Monday, September 08, 2014

Yes and No and thoughts of bitter-sweetness

When I told you of my journey from No to Yes, I wanted to add that I am still a Nervous, Hopeful Yes, and nowhere near being a Triumphal, Tribal Yes.

Already, I am feeling for the losers. If this is as close as the polls suggest, then somebody's going to walk off the pitch, feeling like they just lost the World Cup on a penalty shoot out; times a million, for the rest of their life.
 
An old  friend got in touch on Facebook and told me she'd be so sad at 'breaking up with England' that her family would move away from Scotland, 'eventually.' It's sad to think that either side can feel so bereft.
 
I know Yes-ers who would react with self-righteous mockery to that, but I can really imagine the No's will indeed feel such isolated, lonely frustration if Yes wins; ironically, just the feeling that led Yes to fight for independence in the first place.
 
Ah, well, life is a series of see-saws and roundabouts; snakes and ladders and whatever other clich├ęs you wish to dig out. The best we can do is to keep true to wer'sels and civil to each other. Golly, it's hotting up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too, went from no to yes and am now bitterly disappointed at the result. How could we let that happen? A wasted opportunity. The only comfort at the moment is a clear conscience.
Lesley