Sunday, May 17, 2009

Postscript - Sunday afternoon

He's done it again. Just when I think that Barack Obama can't get any better, he ups the ante. I'm on YouTube listening with tears in my eyes once again to his speech to the young men and women graduating from Notre Dame today. I am so overwhelmed with pride for these students and their responses to Barack's words. "We must find a way to live together as one human family..."

Like he always does, he courageously addressed the controversy head on, but not before acknowledging the class of 2009 and the reason he was there - for them. He told them to live the golden rule and try to love all the people with whom we share this very brief moment in time on this earth. He spoke of faith and that faith admits doubt. He spoke of the anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education and the huge role played by one of Notre Dame's distinguished professors - a history lesson I certainly appreciated.

I won't go on. You can listen for yourselves - or not - whatever the case may be. I, for one, am so proud of this president and his calm, reasoned responses, his willingness to open hearts and minds and his refusal to use labels to dismiss those with beliefs different from our own. No wonder I couldn't wait to get to DC and stand outside his house! Wish I could figure out how to import my wonderful picture of our meeting. Let's see - maybe I can..... Nope, it won't work. I'll have to get Jess on this.

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