This morning I awoke after a scant 2 hours of sleep to listen to President Obama speak about enduring hope.
America’s re-elected President, even with election results still coming in, spoke of the “stubborn hope” that persists against most odds and makes us work all the harder for the ideal image we believe in.
I sit at my keyboard this morning in Italy with my own hope-fire burning a little brighter.
Yes, I am bolstered by what I see as positive election results in Senate races (go ahead and let the door give you a hard smack on the way out you rape down-players and marginalizers of women’s and all citizen’s rights) and, yes, the Presidential returns.
More than what I heard this morning, I hold close to my heart the words I read yesterday from President Obama to a 10 year old to, in the face of bullying for being different, “treat others as you would like to be treated,” and a reminder that ”what matters above all is the love that we show one another.”
Politics completely aside, I have seen that resilient faith, hope and love in action over the last weeks in my friends and acquaintances in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
New York State of Mind
Today also marks 4 years since I moved to New York City. I miss “my city” today more than ever.