Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congratulations, Mr. President

From the campaign, to the whistlestop tour, to the weekend's Lincoln Memorial cavalcade of star, to the speeches and performances at the Inaguration... it's clear:

Obama and team bring a different kind of government to Washington.

Unity amidst diversity, concern for all citizens, hope and optimism, dreams realized.

Still, today is but a beginning of what will be a permanent journey.
As President Obama exhorted us: , let us "begin again the job of remaking America."

My personal hope is that America's people will focus (singularly and collectively) on what is truly important and beneficial to us all, for us all.

As the Inaugural Poet (Elizabeth Alexander) noted in her moving words:

"All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din."

Let us replace that which is around us, with that that is best within us:
Clarity, harmony, love, respect and generosity.

1 comment:

  1. I hope the America we remake includes generous measures of laughter and creativity - bread and circuses. Let's resurrect parlor opera, community theater, pickin' parties, and salons. Call it networking if you need a responsibility angle; or call it community if you just want to live well.


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