Thursday, August 28, 2008

Our Imagine

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The Democratic convention is over. Barack Obama just finished his speech. He done great. I saw all the major speeches and most of the other ones. I thought they all did very well. It was such a pleasure not listening to the talking heads. One night I turned to MSNBC for a few minutes and it was as though we had seen and heard different things. So I went back to C-Span. I love the Span. It was as if we were there in Denver. I don't agree with everything the Dems want. I don't agree with everything Obama believes or wants. (Clean coal is an oxymoron.) But I don't agree with my husband on everything! I believe this country and this planet will be better with Barack Obama as president and with the Democrats in power.

I plan to encourage them. I plan to build people up, rather than tear them down. I intend to help build the world I want. I'm helping to elect Progressive candidates to our local offices. I've started a Healers Circle here in town so we can learn to help each other. And Mario and I are doing what we can here to reduce, reuse, and recycle. I work every day to try and build community—despite my sometimes profound discomfort with the process. (What an easy wonderful life I have!)

In Ruby's Imagine, Ruby tells everyone how she sees the future. She describes how she imagines the city of New Orleans rebuilt one day after Hurricane Katrina. It is a beautiful vision of the future and people are happy and fulfilled. After she describes this future, she says, "I loves, loves, loves it! Can you see it? Can you feel it? Can you make it happen? Yes, yes, yes. This will be the Place Where We Renewed the World." She tapped her chest. "Right here." She looked around at the people gathered around her. "Right in all of us. At least that's what the Old Oaks told me."

Right on, Ruby girl!

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Thanks for writing this, Kim. I watched C-Span too. And followed along all the people Twittering who were there at the stadium. I'm so happy we have someone we can be FOR this time, instead of just someone to be against. A big difference, I think.

And I just ordered my copy of Ruby's Imagine!

 
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