At the war's end: The Feeble Kept One will strike down the Night And his Imbecile Queen will rise from the snow Bedecked in finery and the pelt of a wolf.
Hello friends & loved ones,
No, I haven't started writing abstract poetry that doesn't rhyme. The above was taken from Quatrain 78 in Les Prophecies which was one of Nostradamus's predictions way back in 1555. The prediction, according to a Yale University professor, was that John McCain would take the Presidency; that didn't happen. By now, we all know that history has been made (unless you've been living underground) with the election of the first African American (in all fairness, it's really bi-racial) President. Some interesting statistics about Tuesday's vote: Obama won more votes than any candidate in history; he got a higher percentage of the overall vote than any other Democrat since Lyndon B. Johnson and was the first senator elected to the Presidency since Kennedy. Additionally, he swept the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida (yes, Florida), Colorado, New Mexico and Virginia, which no Dem has won since 1964. Good stuff!!
This is an exciting time for many Americans and will hopefully serve as a breakthrough for future Presidential elections.
The real test is yet to come: Can Barack Obama effectively lead the free world? Only time will tell. One thing is for certain; it truly is a new day and the possibilities continue to be endless. Too many times we in our daily lives forget to look at the options that are always all around us. I'm not talking about outs or taking the easy road; I'm talking about not letting ourselves get boxed in, realizing that we have so many freedoms of choice and understanding that our life is what WE make it; not the people we're with. Just remember when making your choice: Choices have consequences and do affect those around you one way or another. That's not meant to instill fear, it's meant to make you realize that we should make our choices diligently and do so with certainty.
If you are reading this right now, remember, you are alive and everyday have the chance to achieve greatness. You may not be famous or even known by many but the chance to do something that matters is always present.
Live, love and work as if there's no tomorrow. And as St. Augustine so eloquently put it: "Pray as if everything depends on God. Work as though everything depends on you."
Stay safe, stay healthy and stay happy.
P.S. 54 days until 2009
47 days until Christmas
19 days until Thanksgiving