Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Three Highlights

Why I am proud to be an American. My three inaugural highlights:  

The president's second inaugural address here or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utprup8QzY8

Kelly Clarkson singing: "My Country Tis of Thee" here or  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abTyLNIc7r4

Robert Blanco's Poem "One Today" here or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mDrk8AC4G4 


This is one of the most gorgeous poems you will ever read, unique in beauty even to the masters of poetry. I urge you to listen to it here or below. It is a work of art, a beautiful experience, coming from a beautiful gay Latino man named Richard Blanco read at the president's second inaugural, yesterday, January 21, 2013.

It is a magnificent poem reflective of the Obama I, for the first time, heard on the political scene in 2004. This poem, hopefully, will be remembered by him AND all of us throughout our lives as it speaks not only to us but to all mankind.