Not just another Friday

Watching “Reverend Obama” give Senator Pinckney’s eulogy just now, I thought: “He was BORN for this moment.”  Surely, these are words that will be remembered for a long time. He covered everything — instilling hope, issuing a call to action, teaching history, and offering solace.

You can watch the entire eulogy here.

 Between the knocking down of (yet another misguided, time-wasting) republican challenge to the ACA, the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage, and the confederate flag in all likelihood coming down on public property in South Carolina, there seems to be some cause for hope right now.

I know this: because of the spirited, intelligent, heart-felt words of our president, I felt proud to be an American for just over a half hour this afternoon.

15 thoughts on “Not just another Friday

    1. deemallon Post author

      I know there are eight more funerals, but Friday was a good day, the entire week held some victories.

    1. deemallon Post author

      yeah. the good feeling started the moment I got on FB earlier that day…. that was poetic license.

  1. snicklefritzin43

    Going “to church” with our President Obama gave me hope, filled me with so much love and energy to continue doing the hard work for changes. Namaste, my friend

  2. Liz

    “Hope” is the thing with feathers –
    That perches in the soul –
    And sings the tune without the words –
    And never stops – at all –

    Emily Dickinson

    1. deemallon Post author

      but somehow we lose (I lose) the capacity to hear the song from time to time (or maybe, most of the time?)

  3. Eileen Mele

    I agree. Obamas shining moment. No matter the detractors comments, he has grace and intelligence. Surviving many slings and insults. He remains very much in the moment and does the better thing. He’s not perfect, but doesn’t deserve the insults. The level of politics has sunk so low. He needs a medal for having endured,

  4. deemallon Post author

    He doesn’t need to be perfect, as you point out, to be a hero. And the entire eulogy addressed the very REASON he has been so reviled by certain members of the extreme and even moderate right… many more shrewd observers than I have noted how some foul politicians seem to have no agenda other than to bring Obama down. What can that be but racism?

  5. Nancy

    Agreed Dee. He has a way. And that he could “go to church” as Kristin says…well it was just something. My boyfriend and I just sat here grinning.

  6. saskia

    a very moving, heartfelt eulogy, where it felt as if Obama wasn’t just speaking as a president, but, and more importantly, as a fellow human being

    1. deemallon Post author

      Yes and because he spoke as a fellow human being he could really speak to the tragedy with a fullness so often lacking.


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