Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Coming Soon, 2009!
New Year's Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
~Hamilton Wright Mabie
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
Get ready. 2009 can bring nothing less than amazing perhaps revolutionary times.
America has always had the setting for the greatest fulfillment of human potential. So, I pray that we can get back on the path to reclaiming our place and understanding the value of being manufacturers, builders and inventors - not just consumers. I pray we can return our schools goals to developing innovators, thinkers, scientists, and artists - not just test takers and ethicless money makers.
In 2008 we've witnessed tremendous hope and growth by electing the first African American President and a tremendous economic disaster that is the result of our greed and lack of attention.
Here's to keeping hope alive and to waking up.
Happy New Year !