Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Revolution Starts Now

One last non-birdy post on this historical and uber-important evening. Watching the election returns come in has not disappointed. The past two elections have shown how polls and conventional wisdom can be misleading, so to see this one come through was a relief. Positive change is on the way, can you feel it?

Yesterday I posted
about patriotism, and tonight's victory speech by Sen. Obama was a moving promise to reunite our country. I'm hopeful he can succeed.

Today I'm thinking one thing: the revolution starts now. OK, really, probably 23-odd months ago when Obama first announced, but now there is really a new day dawning. And tomorrow, another new day dawning, I'll be back to talking birds. There have been some good ones lately!




The Revolution Starts Now
I was walkin’ down the street
In the town where I was born
I was movin’ to a beat
That I’d never felt before
So I opened up my eyes
And I took a look around
I saw it written ‘cross the sky
The revolution starts now
Yeah, the revolution starts now

The revolution starts now
When you rise above your fear
And tear the walls around you down
The revolution starts here
Where you work and where you play
Where you lay your money down
What you do and what you say
The revolution starts now
Yeah the revolution starts now

Yeah the revolution starts now
In your own backyard
In your own hometown
So what you doin’ standin’ around?
Just follow your heart
The revolution starts now

Last night I had a dream
That the world had turned around
And all our hopes had come to be
And the people gathered ‘round
They all brought what they could bring
And nobody went without
And I learned a song to sing
The revolution starts now

-

4 comments:

Marvin said...

I hope you are right, but a successful revolution will require the support of a lot of people who did not support Obama. Only time will tell if that happens. It's way beyond my powers of prediction.

If re-unification of this country is possible, Obama is one of the few people who will/can lead us in that direction.

jan m said...

I am exhausted from staying up past midnight, but it was worth it - a very emotional moment.

noflickster said...

marvin - I'm hoping, perhaps naively confident, that there are a reasonable number of McCain voters that will accept and support our president-elect. I was inspired by Sen. Obama's victory speech direction in reaching out to those that didn't vote for him, recognizing he'll have to work to earn their confidence, perhaps ultimately their trust.

As you say, only time will tell, and I completely agree that Sen. Obama is one of the few that can lead the healing. I truly hope the revolution (for a new era of Washington politics) is successful!

BTW, love your macro shots and the images from the Ozarks - makes me miss northwest Arkansas!

jan - ditto! Once Ohio was called I considered going to bed, but the moment was simply too big. I suppose I'm still on a high of sorts since the late night didn't drag me down like I thought it might!

Thanks for dropping by!
-Mike

A.J. said...

Awesome! don't know how, but missed all of your blogs since Easter eggs. OH< now I get it!! i haven't subscribed to this one--it's different from Prospect Hill!! Duh...

Thanks!

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