Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Slates to walk on and windows to walk through

Today is an historic day with our new President. I am glad that this day has come. A thought came to my mind of when I was a young boy and I walked along the curved front slates that went from the top of the driveway onto our front porch. Those slate tiles danced as I walked along them as they hugged the ground lightly. The edges of the blue and grey slates had a discoloration to them.
Our red front door had a window at the top of it. Not much of a window to walk through though.
But with today's world, we do have a yellow brick type road that Obama's family has traveled along with the help of many people along the way. There is no magical wizard that is going to save our nation. Only the Lord can as my friend Jenn pointed out in her blog today.

But it is good to see the progress that our country is trying to make. Even if our slate paths are a little faded and a little bouncy. For we know that there are windows that have been smashed and entered through by this election of our first negro president in a house built by slaves. but it has been nurtured and protected through the many prayers of previous presidents and the protection by the soldiers on Flight 93 on 9-11-01 that preserved our cultural landscape for almost 2 million to enjoy in person and for billions around the globe.

So Godspeed to your duties Barack Obama!!!!

1 comment:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

God bless President Obama.