Photo: Footsteps leading forward in sand dune at sunrise – at the dawn of a new day, Algodones Dunes Wilderness, Imperial County, California. I know I’ve posted this photo before, but it seems fitting today.
You know from reading this blog that I don’t involve myself in political discussions. And today, that’s no different. It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat. Last night, I heard glass breaking. Did you hear it?
I’ll admit to being emotionally overwhelmed last night, but not so much for the man himself, or the office that he won. Rather, watching and listening to Obama’s acceptance speech was history, and big history at that. The textbook kind that get chapters, not footnotes. As one newscaster aptly put it, for our country, and as much for the world, as the world sees America, this was big. Man on the moon, big. Wall falling in Berlin, big. Mandela in S. Africa, big. It was the realization of what the framers of our constitution would have envisioned, something which countless members of our military have defended, and the ultimate expression of the American dream; that anyone can achieve anything.
The glass ceiling has officially been shattered, and being witness to that was an honor to being on the journey of Life. No matter which side of the fence you are on, America’s Democracy has given herself the chance to put a new face on how we are perceived throughout the world. Let’s hope this chance is used wisely.
Again, bigger than a man or a job, watching Obama’s speech was like the line from the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, where the bad guy tells Indiana Jones something like:
(Laying hands on the Ark) “We spend our lives passing through history. But this, …this IS History.”
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