Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Party Is Over

I am liberal minded. I am moved by people who believe in greater/more/better for everyone. I agree with most of President Obama's politics. I was riding on the wave of joy and the powerful winds of hope for months. It felt good.

Stephanie shared with me an article in the LA Times discussing Obama's inaugural address from a writer's perspective. It's not long. If you are a writer at heart, you should definitely check it out. There is also a link in the article to the transcript of the speech. This is a small part of that article:

Historian Mike Davis also praised Obama's restraint, calling it a "brilliantly modulated speech that perfectly showcased Obama's gravitas while revealing as little as possible of his actual passions. Hopefully we can now take a break from patriotic celebrations and incantations of 'hope' and return to rescuing the survivors from the wreckage of the Bush era."

Mr. Davis, you must have taken those words directly from my heart. The party is over and now it's time to get down to business. We must roll up our sleeves and get to work. The emotions felt good. Making those emotions come alive in action. This feels even better.

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