Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Going Beyond Our Limits


~Albert Einstein

Of Note: You know the saying "The sky is the limit?" Well, put together with Mr. Einstein's words we have a picture of a limitless horizon. That is the unexplored dimension that President-elect Barack Obama is entering as far as race. Where this nation goes with the illusion of separation by skin color may rest on his shoulders. It could be a heavy burden, but he seems to be taking it all in stride. When it came up off-handedly at a press conference following the election, he joking called himself a "mutt" as in "Mutts like me." The message seemed to be that this President will be quite at ease and open in discussing the meaning of race. Al-Qaida's second in command has taken notice and released an 11 minute tape slinging racial pot-shots at the future President by derogatorily calling him a "House Slave." Al-Zawahri also retorted: "Be aware that the dogs of Afghanistan have found the flesh of your soldiers to be delicious, so send thousands after thousands of them." With this gauntlet thrown down, the new President will have his hands full. Race as an issue may simply dissolve as the President shows of what he is made to the world. I have a feeling he will have ample opportunities. Thanks to my sister, Marie, for this tranquil evening shot of the boundless west Texas skies taken in the spring.

Today's Weather Report: Very cloudy as usual in November and definitely looks foreboding. Like snow. An inch or so of the white, fluffy stuff currently covers the ground. Temps are mild in the 20's. Not much movement outside at all, though something big stirred in the woods when I groped my way to the garage the other night in the pitch dark. Hunting season starts Saturday though we will not be hosting a hunting party as usual.

Watch For Change Snippet: Before I leave Barack Obama for the day, let me share an interesting number correlation. Last Saturday, the Wall Street Journal had a LONG article relating the fact that Mr. Obama is a big fan of Abraham Lincoln. The paper even morphed a picture of Obama and Lincoln. The finished product looked strikingly like Lincoln with dark skin. I began to ponder if Lincoln might not be coming back as the next President. After all, Lincoln made a black President possible, and he might want to finish that which he started. It may be no coincidence then that Lincoln was the 16th President and Obama will be the 44th. 4 x 4 equals 16 with the Number 4 representing the energy of Humanity as a whole. If this is indeed the case, we can look for great leadership including moving oratory skills that may carry the planet to the next stage of its development.

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