Monday, September 01, 2008

Resilience

We are resilient. Despite all the broken dreams, we still awaken every morning fully expecting that the world has finally come around and accorded to our vision of it. We really do, don't you?

It's not like life has been all that incredibly good that it warrants such optimism, and if you really knew us, you might even suspect that we are not all that optimistic. Yet, we recognize this thing in ourselves, this strange anomaly, a feeling, a desire, a belief, a dream that is never completely extinguished no matter what. How wild it is when we actually take notice of it. There it is.

Hope.

On Thursday evening when Barack Obama spoke at the Democratic Convention, we were reminded of this:

Please don't wake me, no don't shake me, leave me where I am, I'm only dreaming.

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