Sunday morning comic sections occasionally include one of those confusing hidden pictures which can abruptly assume a different shape depending on how you focus on the images. Some people insist there is no three-dimensional shape in those colorful blocks of color; other smugly know that there is. Those shapes are like a poem, which calls on the reader to grasp the meaning in the design. Which brings us to the question of what we can discern from the long drawn-out process that has given us a new president, more than a month late.
Roughly half of the nation is either delighted or reasonably pleased; the other half is disappointed or perhaps even angry over the action by the U.S. Supreme Court that finally concluded the election. It doesn’t matter, really. The inauguration will take place in January. Now it’s up to us to look closely at the picture we have and try to see what shape this presidency will take.