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Heavens, I’m a flutter

Obama’s letter to his daughters in Parade Magazine this morning wasn’t particularly well done. But I choked up. I’m watching Bruce Springsteen at the concert right now. I’ve never particularly liked him, and I’m not knocked out by this. But I’m on the verge of tears again. Jon goddamn Bonjovi just made me cry.

I’m in a bad way.

I don’t need any reminders about the troubles we face or Obama’s flaws and weaknesses. I know he’s just a guy with two legs and an empty pair of pants when he wakes up. Really I do.

But for months I’ve felt, well, a surge. I can’t even tell you what the feeling is. All I know for sure is that it makes my throat tight and my cheeks wet. And it’s too much to be attributed to one skinny young guy. And certainly it’s not all directed at him.

But don’t you feel it too? It’s as if we’ve been given permission, let go, released. Let’s not say from what. Not today.

Into what? Not sure. But it’s been there all along, waiting.

At least, that’s what it feels like to me.

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5 Responses to “Heavens, I’m a flutter”

  1. Yes, and did you see that they had Pete freaking commy pinko the Weavers Seeger leading the crowd in the FULL version of Woody’s THis Land is Your Land? The back side of the No Trespassing sign is blank–”This side was made for you and me!”

  2. It feels bigger than what it appears. It could be media hype and marketing, or relief that the BA is coming to an end, but I’m not sure. It feels like a moment when people could look back on this time and say, “that’s when it all changed.”

  3. I can one-up this: I feel tears welling up when I am reading fucking JOHO, just sharing weak vibrations off Springsteen and Bon F. Jovi.

    Something very gloomy is lifting. Good bye to a venal, selfish voter mistake. Hello to enlightenment and humanism. At least I feel we have a fighting chance to start making the world a better place.

    I live in Berkeley but am sufficiently well-traveled to see outside our limits, so forgive my 60s references. This is “power to the people,” and it’s going to break loose big time, driven by networks, togetherness, and the sheer righteousness of respecting and working with one another.

    Tears of joy are appropriate in times like these, David.

    jay

    P.S.

    By the way, keep your hands off Pete Seeger, Libby. I pass by Pete’s birthplace on neighborhood walks.

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  5. Feels sorta like that to me, and I’m Canadian !

    But I also have this cold wet pebble somewhere in my stomach that keeps me remindely-worried about how very complex and challenging the problems we all face are, a\nd I already see signs (ok, I have a tin-foil tuque) of the violent use of language to begin painting issues (the word ‘entitlements” comes to mind) into corners.

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