Today, everyone was quiet. Though I had on my MP-3 player, I still noticed the silence. At work, people who are normally loud, didn't have anything to say. On the bus, there was calm. Perhaps, people were anticipating what would be said tonight. They were preparing themselves for what would be a historic evening. The first Black person to accept the nomination of a major party, to become President of the United States of America. WOW!!! I never thought I would say that.
The Invesco stadium in Denver looked like Mecca, the only difference was that people were not walking around the Kaba. But the lights in the stadium, the over eighty thousand people, if they could, looked like the pilgrims at Mecca. Getting ready to kiss the Black stone. Barack is this nation's Black stone, and people, White,Black, Asian, and Native people in America, all joined as one , to kiss the stone. Our Black rock, Barack. Watching him, is our Diamond,Joe Biden. Both stones, Barack, the Black stone, like the one at Mecca, we do not know it's origin, but everyone is attracted to it. Biden, the White stone, diamond, rare, the hardest stone or mineral, but again, everyone is attracted to it.
There has been a lot said about the so called catch phrases of Obama. Change and hope. Let's see what Webster had to say about these words.
Change- 1.to make different in form
3.to exchange for another or others
9.to become different " The nation's mood has changed."
Hope- 1.the feeling that what is wanted can be had, or events will turn out well
4.a person or thing in which expectations are centered
6. to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence
7. to believe, desire , trust
8.to feel that something desired may happen.
Yes, my friends, it is my belief that Barack Obama will be our next President.
WE DO NEED CHANGE, AND I HAVE HOPE THAT CHANGE IS GOING TO COME!!
More later ,PEACE!!!