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Monday, September 22, 2008

Skeptical Brotha


My friend, Marcia, tipped me off to this picture and this essay.

I found it deeply, profoundly moving.

It speaks to me of the many layers of hope we need in this country - hope that the personal situations which frame our political perspectives have found an accessible ear, a compassionate soul, a brave heart and an intelligent mind deeply committed to leading us to the change we seek.

This is one snapshot, one important image, one critical, complex perspective of what hope for the future looks like.

Go ahead and read it. Just bring a few tissues.

3 comments:

susan s. said...

Oh how wonderful.

Eileen said...

I didn't get a chance to thank you for this one...it touched me as well.

JimMollo said...

I LOVE this photo. The essay is wonderful... but is speaks to me in deeply personal ways. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm going to post it over on my blog too... givin' ya credit! :)