Monday, January 19, 2009

4 AM Hopemongering....

{{{ This is just a 4 AM-Can Not Sleep Post...my MLK post will be up later today....and there is plenty down below...this is just some Hopemongering Music...}}}
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So I had to go to work yesterday afternoon, and this was the last song I heard and watched from the Lincoln Memorial Event was " Shower the People" sung by James Taylor and John Legend and others.....This Song has been my song since I was 15, it is the one song that says all that I believe in ....and I have sung and lived it through thick and thin...and some Very Bad Times....It is my Anchor ...That showering people with Love Makes Us Stronger...always... I have lullabyed my son to it, sung it to sick PEDS and NICU babes,hummed it to dying AIDS patients and friends, and danced at weddings to it and driven across this Country seeing Our Country in the background....I Know it is what keeps Us Together....( and HBO can kiss my ass I am posting THIS song...watch the people swaying together by the thousands....so moving....)

Video Below is Highlights of Obama Speaking (2004) at the Convention.(My story.... I have blogged before how I was living in a rooming house on the California Coast , in one room that summer with my teenage son, having lost Everything as a Witness and Whistleblower on a Huge Federal Criminal Environmental Case that Bush's People shut down....Covered Up....Hope was beyond Fragile...and 6-6 made me Stop and Listen to This Man Talking about E.Pluribus Unum....We The People, We are ONE People....and 6-6 said "He will be President One Day"....and I thought hmm, yeah...One Day...NOW we KNOW that ONE DAY IS HERE....and I am beyond grateful that this One Man Planted a Seed of Hope with Us and Millions of Others....)

5 comments:

mikeb302000 said...

Thanks for a wonderful post. I love that James Taylor tune, and Barack is the greatest. What a speech that was.

Anonymous said...

God Bless You!
Thank You for Your Beautiful thoughts and words and especially all of the Wonderful Memories and Music......

Thorne said...

Good tunes and always... hope!
Namaste, friend.

the walking man said...

Serendipity once again i made my hope post before I read yours E.

cheyanne said...

Hey Enigma,

Did you happen to catch what James Taylor said about taking part in this Obama event?

I'm paraphrasing but it went something like....."I've felt very alienated from my country for the past 8 years...."

And that is why he took part and sung at the Lincoln Memeorial. I'm partial to Pete Seeger and Bruce my own self. It seems like we are resurrecting the old school of songs again with a new generation of kids singing along.