love that casts an ever widening pool of light

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  • by Frank Paynter on January 20, 2024

    I held onto the tears. I didn’t want to cry in front of the dogs. Beth called and the dam broke. What an opportunity we have today. Today we can embark on the journey. Today marks the end of eight hectic years of powerlessness and defeat. Today is a new beginning. The hard work lies in front of us. It’s past the time for change. I feel like today we can start to change the planet, to restore community, to bring peace, to give mother nature a break and heal the damage we’ve done to the life around us.

    Today there is so much to say, so much to do. I have an Obama tee shirt around here someplace. I’m going to put it on and get to work.

    { 3 comments… read them below or add one }

    Peter (the Other) 01.20.09 at 12:42

    Wuss! (woof, woof) :-)

    Don Harvey 01.20.09 at 10:11

    Hey Frank,
    You know how much I appreciate all your hard work in helping make this miracle happen. Like you, I thought I could get through the day without some pathetic sentimental public display. And I was doing pretty well until Obama began speaking and I broke down right in front of my staff. Embarrassing man. I mean I made a complete fool out of myself. And I’ve felt like an idiot all afternoon until I read your post. At least I didn’t lose it in front of the fucking dogs. I feel much better now. Thanks a lot.

    Frank Paynter 01.20.09 at 10:24

    Really, the dogs have lost all respect for me as a macho alpha guy. Barack Obama has such a clear vision and so much integrity that I think we can get this country back on the right course. No fooling.

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