Thursday, August 28, 2008

721. Proud

It's been awhile, I know. I'm still here!--still chanting, being overwhelmed, collecting experiences, wondering, muddling enjoyably through. And drowning in work. I feel like I've been in a cave for the past few weeks, emerging thirstily on Shabbat but otherwise gasping for air. Not that I don't like my job, but it's been a bit much. My brain is full. I will return to some semblance of normalcy in the very near future, if only because the words on my fingertips are about to explode; I need to write them down soon, or else.

Meanwhile, I had to come here to mark this night, and note that I'm proud of my country for the first time in at least eight years. I don't know if he's right about everything--he's still a politician, after all--but Barack Obama is our best hope for a future. As he spoke about watching the astronauts with his grandfather when they returned from space, I remembered staring at a grainy, black-and-white TV with my mother as Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. She made sure I understood the importance of witnessing a moment when the world changed. She would have so enjoyed tonight's speech.

More to come very soon.

6 comments:

Lovebabz said...

Hello Sister!

I am still up watching all the political talk around the DNC and the Obama acceptancee speech. I made my children stay up every night this week to bear witness...they will thank me in years to come I am sure (smile)

I am glad to know you are well!

alto artist said...

Thank you, and likewise! I'm so glad to see that you're still here writing and sharing your wise words--please keeping doing so, we need you!

--aa.

Regina Clare Jane said...

Hi, aa.!
I've been a little busy myself here of late so I was glad to read this and hear you are doing well!
I dropped the blog for now- I don't know, I was beginning to feel trapped or something- I don't know why exactly, but there it is.
I hope that whoever inherits this mess (sorry) can really do something for us- we need a leader right now more than ever...
Glad you're my friend, aa.
:)

alto artist said...

And likewise! I understand about the blog--it often feels like a big commitment--and taking a break is rejuvenating. And here's hoping and praying this country elects the right leader, so we can all have more time to do things like write in blogs instead of worrying about the next war or economic catastrophe.

--aa.

Regina Clare Jane said...

Hi, aa- just wanted to let you in on the news. Risky as it may seem, I have started blogging-again. It's more focused on my love for poetry and poets- and I may post a few of my own on there someday.
Hope you can join me sometime...
p.s you may have to remove my old one and replace it with this one...
:)
Hope you're well!

alto artist said...

I love your new blog, and have added your link!

--aa.