Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Today, like millions of Americans, I find myself glued to the television set as the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, America's 44th President of the United States, grows near. My husband, who is an electrical contractor, is out working in frigid temperatures today. Even so, he's managed to carve out an hour to come home for lunch so that we can watch this incredible moment in history together. I am filled with anticipation and a great sense of hope for the American people. In one of Obama's recent speeches, it was gratifying to hear him address the American people in a manner I'd not heard a President do before. He named us, showing equal regard to men, women, black, white, Hispanic, gay, straight, Christian, Muslim, believer, non-believer, disabled or abled. He said no matter who we are–we all share a commonality–we are all Americans. Freedom as such, it was what this great country was founded on. Today, as we near this monumental day in history, I feel incredibly proud to have played my small part in it all by casting that vote last November. I don't think I'm alone when I say that I feel a sense of great hope for our tomorrow, and I look forward to seeing where this great man will lead our country.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Forget Me Not
Beneath the shimmering willow tree,
It is where you’ll find me.
Initials carved into knotty bark
A token of my love for you
A delicate vine clings ‘round tree’s trunk.
Breathe in the tall, sweet grass
This is where you’ll find me.
When winds gust autumn
And tree rains gold upon mud Earth below
If you should need me,
Here is where you’ll find me.
Where crimson clouds blaze bold across the setting stage
A charcoal silhouette
Stands tall against the crooked sky
That is where you’ll find me.
I’ll rest beneath the untouched snow
Until doves come calling and mystic rivers flow.
Forget me not, for one hundred years from now
It is here, that you will find me
As one with all God’s creation
To once again, be born anew.