And while money seemed to be the focus during my early pursuit, it became my furthest concern over the past several years. Interestingly, success has a way of prioritizing what drives us. ~ Dale Partridge
Officially, the United States government has three levels of elections:
Federal (national): President, Senate, House of Representatives
State: Governor and lieutenant governor
Local: Sheriffs, mayors, school board
Unofficially, as citizens of this country, there is a fourth significant and far-reaching election level that you and I engage in as a natural result of living our everyday in a capitalistic and commercial society.
This is the heart of Camelot, not these stones, not these timbers, these palaces and towers. Burn them all and Camelot lives on, because it lives in us. Camelot is a belief that we hold in our hearts. ~ FIRST KNIGHT (1995)
A woman carries a baby deep in her womb for the better part of a year; endures morning and/or afternoon nausea; swollen feet; stretch marks; the discomfort of carting around a belly the size of a hot air balloon; and the knowledge that after the happy event her body will probably not bounce back to what is was.