Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A New Day


It is safe to be smart again


It is safe to learn about other cultures again


It is safe to be humane again


It is safe to know who we are again...

...and where we came from


It is safe to know the immigrant in all of us again


It is safe to love our President again



We all have work to do now. We must work together to heal our country. We can't leave that burden to President-Elect Obama alone.

21 comments:

Kirsten said...

A beautiful post!

Beate said...

A agree with Kirsten. Beautiful it is. And a very big congrats to all of you americans!!! Our wish came through.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

"It is safe to know the immigrant in all of us again", that's my favorite !!! Blessed Day !

Black Purl said...
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Black Purl said...

You said what I was feeling much more elegantly and much more poignantly than I was able to. Thanks so much for voicing such a glorious sentiment.

sherry said...

It is a great and glorious post.

In 2000 I had a great post-election depression. I went to bed for 4 days. In 2004 it was more of a feeling of hardship, like knowing you have to live through another particularly bad winter. This year I had terrible pre-election anxiety. Today I'm feeling lighter, cautiously hopeful. I expected partying-in-the-streets euphoria, but I think that feeling is being squashed a bit by the knowledge of the daunting mess the next administration inherits.

Out with the good ol' boy network. In with hope and integrity.

Marce (BrownBerry) said...

Brilliantly put, my friend!
I'm ready. Let's do this thing.

digitam said...

As Nina Simone sang, "It's a new dawn. It's a new day. It's a new life... AND I'M FEELING GOOD!"

hope said...

You are brilliant writer. You are able to capture, in words, what so many of us feel. Thank you. I have never been happier with my name. It is more meaningful than ever.

Virtuous said...

Gurl I knew you would pull out a good one! Luv'd it!

WE DID IT!!!! :oD

Ava said...

Great post!

tiennie said...

Yippee!!! I can't stop smiling!

WandaWoman said...

So eloquent. I love this post.

cici said...

Well said. It's a beautiful day!

CrazyFiberLady said...

Very well said. Amen.

Rebecca said...

it's safe to hope again... sigh! i'm so happy to have a new Prez.

del said...

Wow, what awesome pictures. Yes, it is finally safe to do all those things. Too bad it's not safe for the moose now.

Beverly said...

Finally! You said and illustrated it all so well.

Queenli19 said...

I hope the BC will not let Obama down... We all have work to do.

Take Care~

Tania Sk said...

You summed that up beautifully.

Calling on Kahlo said...

I cried that night because I was overwhelmed with happiness and pride. What a great post!