Monday, January 16, 2006

...And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Today, my own federal government broke my heart. And there was nothing I could do to stop it. I didn't know the right people. I didn't have enough money. I don't have the right agent. Maybe if I'd been two degrees of separation closer to someone with more power, things would've worked out differently.

How humbling to know that, in your own country, there's no way to fight city hall. All this time, and there was nothing to be done.

An important clarification: I do know the right people - a lot of good friends and fellow activitsts (if I've even earned that title to use for myself) - who were angels tonight when they took the call of a sobbing blogger and tried their best to help. I should've saved the word "humbling" for them - because their friendship does so, daily.

10 comments:

Josh said...

I have no idea what is going on in the world.

But CD, if you have not checked your email before this comment, please check your email and give me a call when you can. It looks like the Walter's are going to be in San Fran on Wednesday evening. Can't wait to see you and meet the Englishman.

Josh

Ruby said...

Hope the world hasn't come to an end... What have the feds done to upset you so?

Mr Rob said...

Ah yes, you're talking of the need for a Special Relationship with someone in power.
Just like the one that Tony Blair has with G.W.
Can you see where I'm going with this...?!

PS: Don't despair!

cd said...

The feds denied entry to the man I love for - as far as I can tell at this point - no reason grounded in sound public policy.

Studying for the bar just got suckier.

Didn't even know that was possible.

pamela b said...

That just sucks. Good luck.

fnoppo said...

Keep calling if you need anything.

Jared said...

I too have some British friends (not as close as yours) who have been caught in the craziness of our immigration system. It's made me wonder if half the immigration debate would be solved if we just got everyone from FAIR a British drinking buddy, because no one would think the system we use makes sense after knowing a couple of non-permanent resident UK citizens and their ridiculous problems with immigration. These are people who are willing to jump through a lot of legal hoops just to live in the U.S. and contribute to our society, but the U.S. stupidly won't let them.

Ruby said...

Dude, that sucks. I'll say an extra prayer for the situation to be resolved quickly and happily.

Amanda said...

I heard about what happened and am SO sorry...is there any resolution????

Joel B. said...

Well....there is one thing you could do right, but that might entail a lot of long-term risk. Sorry to hear things did not work out, I'm sure they will though.