Karagöz shrugs his shoulders – the other puppets celebrate!


Dia de los Muertos 2012 election presidential obama ted kennedy

The Dia de los Muertos puppets educated by Turkish Karagoz puppets about last night’s election – and the venerable Senatory Ted Kennedy who would likely be thrilled at the new promise this election brings for Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) not to mention the election of our new Senator, Elizabeth Warren (Image by Liz Cameron)

Last night, the night of the elections in the U.S., Karagöz stayed up late with M. to see if Green Party candidate Jill Stein would win, shrugged his shoulders & did some “cheer up” somersaults when she didn’t.

I was exhausted from physical therapy and a painful time after grading, not to mention the anxiety of watching the electoral vote tally. So, off to bed early with a late night whisper of great news from M. that I thought was a dream until early morning insomnia revealed the truth of an out LGBT senator, a “binder of women” heading to DC – including both the first Asian-American and practicing Hindu women elected to the Senate ever – dubbed by some a “Fox News Nightmare”.  And so much more good news as well.  I wish all in our country saw it this way – and I wish that the presidential race had not broken down on embarrassing racial lines, but all in all I’m thrilled and most of the puppets are as well.

Mr. & Mrs. Obama, dancing (Image by Liz Cameron)

Walking the mile to my doc’s appointment today, the puppets were all a-flutter as I listened to the morning-after, sleep-deprived political pundits on my iPhone as the snow began to swirl. Stopping their a-flutterness upon spotting some of their kind, namely, puppets, they stopped for a good chat with the Mexican Dia de Los Muertos puppets who were celebrating in a store window – and who educated my Karagöz puppets about the venerable late Senator Kennedy as well.  You can see one of those Mexican puppets dressed up like Senator Ted Kennedy – as well as a couple of puppets dressed up like Mr. and Mrs. O. dancing on their inauguration night.

A Dia de los Muertos puppet in honor of the late Senator Ted Kennedy (Image by Liz Cameron)

After battling with doctors, it was a tiring day and despite a good larger reality in the U.S. tonight, I have a sore right hand, so I’m stopping.  The puppets nod their approval, even Karagöz.

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2 Responses to Karagöz shrugs his shoulders – the other puppets celebrate!

  1. Jack Scott says:

    A little joy will help you heal. A good night for liberals!

  2. E. says:

    Indeed! 🙂

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