Thursday, November 27, 2008


The Obamas were interviewed on Barbara Walter's special last night. They were so comfortable, so sure of themselves, so happy. So geared up and ready to begin their work. And so adorable together as a couple.

I am truly thankful that we have, in some real way, perhaps not for everyone, but at least for the president(!), moved beyond the world described in this poem by Langston Hughes:

I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed -
I, too, am America.

- Langston Hughes, 1925

(Thanks to Girl With Pen for sharing this poem.)

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