Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Air and Simple Gifts

(title of the John Williams composition that Yo Yo Ma and others played just before Obama's vow)

I am not standing, I'm sitting. Listening with my whole body. Breathing Air, the simplest gift of all. The laughter is strong as he takes the vow. Simple gifts. Life. Hope. Things we don't notice we don't have until they have been gone.

He's not Jesus. He can't be perfect and he won't be. But the congratulations is appropriate. Barack Hussein Obama, 44th president of the United States of America, welcomes Amy Goodman over the radio. Woo hoo! Let's breathe, baby! Time to let in the Air.

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