I've never been a political animal - in fact, the subject generally makes me a little bit ill. But just this evening, I (yes, me!) went to a political rally!
I think that my time abroad actually made me more interested in our process here at home. I felt the excitement of election parades, bus loads of citizens coming home to vote, and even a bit of pride in being in a country where a new political party can field a successful candidate for president within only a few years.
Yes, I still experience cynicism, but what was a duty to vote now has an element of hope.
Update: somehow I lost my photo :-(