Monday, January 19, 2009

Learning from the past and looking towards the future

We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

And this:
a national initiative to light candles on Jan. 19th:

We invite you to join with us

in lighting a candle

on the evening of January 19th, 2009,

the eve of the United States presidential inauguration.

Our intent is to create a global web of light

in support of the well being of the Obama Family

and the wisdom of President Obama's leadership.

We encourage you to share this invitation with others.

In Peace,
Members of a Women Spirit Circle
Seattle, Washington

from here:


Stephanie said...

Lighting candles...igniting hope...

can hardly believe

here's to PEACE!


Chris said...

I am so into this whole inauguration thing. I'm really surprised, too, because I have a hesitance about anything that even gets close to starting to approach worship of a human being, be it a sports figure, an artist, a writer, any celebrity. So I find myself caught up in the energy of hope about what's going to happen and I get all squishy-eyed.
Of course, it's probably L.A. smog. That's probably it.

you said dikes. heh.

paris parfait said...

Wonderful thoughts at this amazing moment in history. YES WE DID! Hallelujah! (And now the real work begins). xoxox

Allegra Smith said...

"I rather light a candle than to curse the darkness". We are once again the light to guide the world into an uncertain future. Nothing can stop us now. We did it and we will continue to do it.

For our children and for all the children in the world that hopefully will learn from our mistakes to never repeat them. Moving away from the shadows, blessing the light.

DCoutsider said...

I stayed home at watched The 'Naug on TV. Like most DC residents, I wasn't up to dealing with the over-the-top security precautions. The parade was one of the most sparsely attended in history, with blocks of empty sidewalks hemmed by wall-to-wall cops. However, my neighbors who attended the concert came home with boisterous tales of a misty-eyed crowd.

I consoled myself by considering how extraordinary it is for the masses to even have a collective dream. At least the man is saying most of the right things (check out the new White House web site), which is more than we've had for a long time.

If nothing else, people are starting to ask some pertinent questions. I just hope everyone doesn't check out and leave when O can't deliver the loaves and fishes.

Christina said...

So beautiful! Peace is the road I choose.

Thank you, friend.

Chris said...

I miss my beloved blogs! it's so crazy busy right now.. my heavens, I haven't seen you in AGES!

I must work very early tomorrow so I hope to catch up asap...