Imagination takes Hold

Canada got together collectively and reached across the 49th parallel in extending our warmest of embraces to our American brothers and sisters, as Obama fever swept the continent.

Our national conscience rose to a new level, perhaps able to finally imagine what political leadership looks like; how it feels, it smells, it tastes; able to finally grasp how one person, with a small army of faithful’s can move mountains and make magic; able to begin to dream the dream again.

Realizing that two hands at work do more for a nation than two hands at prayer, Obama began his call to action, empowering all Americans to get to work, and help rebuild America. He reached out to every single citizen, “For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter’s courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent’s willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.” His sincerity was genuine, his spirit intact, and his will to inspire and to lead like few others before him.

The rest of the world cannot help but look upon America like the new pair of shoes shining in the department window, wanting, oh so wanting, to try them on for size and take them home, even if they are a little bit too red, white and blue.

(http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090121.winauguralwork21/
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One Response to Imagination takes Hold

  1. Chris says:

    He is truly a gifted speaker, and there is real power in words.

    I’m definitely looking forward to watching the response of both the American citizens and the world over the next months.

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