Monday, January 19, 2009
Tree of life
Well, it’s still gray and gloomy here; continued invasion of the inversion.
So, this calls for more color – a Tree of Life I saw at a local Fair Trade shop.
For a different kind of Tree of Life, check out this great web project.
Another diversion from the gloomy gray is what’s going on in Washington, D.C. With all that has happened, it’s a great spirit-lifter to celebrate for a bit. I hope to watch Barack Obama be officially sworn in as our president tomorrow morning; put work aside for a few minutes so I can tune in online. Although he will be facing great challenges, I think he has the intelligence, courage, confidence, and energy to figure out ways to handle them. With that said, I think we need to understand that there aren’t any “instant fixes” to anything. It will take time -- probably years. It will take bridge-building and cooperation between our elected leaders. It will take people working together instead of fracturing into partisan grand-standing.
I have hope that we can pull together as a nation. Having a leader who is willing to “reach across the aisle” to the opposition sets a tone and example for the rest of us to follow.
For we are in this together; part of the Tree of Life.