Remember how there was a pool hullabaloo in Duchesne County a couple years ago?
The proposition got voted down. By a large margin, in fact. It was devastating for many of us.
The dream didn't die, but was put to rest until other Basin residents took it up. A new committee formed and quietly made plans. Last week was the all-important City Council meeting, where the council would decide whether to support the new project or not. I walked in and sat for two hours, listening to my neighbors and doctors and coworkers and friends have a passionate, respectful discourse about how to improve our community.
I left inspired by the goodness and the vision of those around me.
The next day I recounted the evening's events for my mom, who had missed the meeting. She smiled as I told her how pleased I was by the outcome, then surprised me by saying, "You're just a politician at heart."
I've been thinking about that ever since. Am I really?