a preacher in the white house
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
so, who doesn't feel a little lighter today. seeing Bush fly off in that helicopter was kinda like that sweet moment when unwelcomed house guests finally pack their bags and get in that cab after a long torturous visit. except this guy stayed for 8 years and the torture was ACTUAL...
obama's inauguration was beautiful of course. and how about music! i don't know about you, but it's in music that i begin to grasp. when aretha started singing, my heart opened up and i cried and i thought "what a huge moment in history this is".. and.. "nice hat"(because there's always my ADD). i cried when pete seeger and bruce springsteen conducted "this land is your land" at the national mall the day before.
in his speech, obama talked about the need for freedom and equality. i am reading this book right now by will durant 'the lessons of history'. he says freedom and equality are diametrically opposed. when one grows, the other always shrivels and vica-versa. i suppose that is true in a strict sense but i can totally let that technicality go, because when obama speaks, i just want to believe.that's because, he is a preacher. he is a preacher-president. and he spoke to me. he actually included 'non-believers' in his list of 'faiths' during his speech which i have never heard a president do before and for which i am grateful. it is not like agnostics/atheists are often very often welcomed as good patriotic americans so i was pleased to finally be included.
happy future outlook and check out these next two songs from my new record which is NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!