Wednesday, November 05, 2008

YES WE SURE AS HELL CAN

“There do exist enquiring minds, which long for the truth of the heart, seek it, strive to solve the problems set by life, try to penetrate to the essence of things and phenomena and to penetrate into themselves. If a man reasons and thinks soundly, no matter which path he follows in solving these problems, he must inevitably arrive back at himself, and begin with the solution of the problem of what he is himself and what his place is in the world around him.”

~ G. I. Gurdjieff

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU GOD and all those people that got off their asses and voted for something better than what we've been handed these past eight years. Did you hear the collective GLOBAL sigh of relief the first time the words "President Elect, Barack Obama" rolled off the jaded lips of the news media? I imagine winning the lottery would feel much the same as the elation that title elicited.

I will finally look forward to hearing articulate, educated, intelligent speeches from the White House again. (Christ, that alone might be reason enough for me to pay for TV service now!) I will no longer DREAD every news report on what's up in Washington DC. It feels so good to say I'm an American citizen again and not have my soul wince in pain.

I know he will do things I don't agree with, and I know there are those that think this was the wrong choice, but it's the energy and enthusiasm our drained country needs to regain its feet in our own hearts, as well as that of the world. I truly believe that.

In the words of Alfred Pennyworth, "Why do we fall, sir? So that we might better learn to pick ourselves up."

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Did you hear the collective GLOBAL sigh of relief the first time the words "President Elect, Barack Obama" rolled off the jaded lips of the news media

Check out my blog from today the paragraph marked 11:30-ish because I said the same thing :) Not a big shock and yes, it was so apparent.

I am really posting this all over today...

Not only Yes We Can but

Yes. We. Did!

oh and

Yes. We. Will!

I am a mess of crying from happiness today. I can not watch the vid you posted again or I am definitely going to cry again. OK its time to get off the computer and go listen to some awesome grooves while I sew. My shoulders feel like a 100 pound weight has been lifted, how about you?