Thursday, January 22, 2009

Words and action

Obama signing off on orders to close all secret prisons and detention camps, and to close Guantanamo within the year. (NYT)

This image made me teary-eyed. President Obama's speech the other day did not, however. Words can be beautiful things, but words put to action are something magical.


Sean Wraight said...

A poignant and decisive moment in history today Amity. I have never been jealous of a nation's political leader.

That is, until now. Amazing and inspiring-You must feel a huge burden of weight lifting from your psyche with every passing day now. It must be thrilling.


amityb said...

You're exactly right, Sean! When he beat out McCain, the night felt like New Years Eve. When he was in office, Christmas. A Christmas that keeps on going and going...