Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Momentous Day!

We are here, finally a place where we should have been decades ago. Today we inaugurate a new President of the United States of America.
President Barack Obama. A new morning has dawned


Peace. Shalom. Salaam. Paz


I know some Americans do not share my view and that's o.k. Thank goodness WE in America have that right to disagree. But there is an energy among many of us as we see a new future for every American and certainly a dream that conversations between countries and religions will result in respect and understanding of our differences. Our differences makes us all unique and we should rejoice in that. I have chosen to post the lyrics of a song that moves me and reflects what today means to me. I would ask that if you are reading this....please read the lyrics and think about what it says and what it can mean for all of us.

The Peace image above is a peace tile from a fellow potter in Santa Fe New Mexico Todd of tmusichans studio. You can visit his Etsy shop at http://tmusichans.etsy.com.


PEACE TRAIN-by Cat Stevens

Now I've been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be, some day it's going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Now I've been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train
Come on now peace train

Get your bags together, go bring your good friends too
Cause it's getting nearer, it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living, it's not so far from you
And it's getting nearer, soon it will all be true

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train

Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train
Come on peace train
Yes, it's the peace train

5 comments:

Teri said...

Love what you have to say! What a better way to start the new year?
Peace train it is and I gladly step aboard! Todds avatar is wonderful!
He is the best. Have a great day and thank you for sharing such a positive blog!

Michael said...

Personally, I am tired of all the hype! It is not that I don't like the guy, even though I didn't vote for him. It is the fact that not much is known about him. Even though I didn't vote for him, I wish him all the best and I hope that he can help turn this economy around without making this massive government of ours any larger or any more encroachment on our civil rights. Here, here for the second amendment, and no, contrary to popular belief, President Obama cannot walk on water! I am a firm believer of Missouri's motto, "Show Me". In other words, don't tell me what you are going to do, "Show Me"!

Ceci said...

O.K. I get where you're coming from but really if you read his books you would know a little more about where he's coming from. Also, he cannot "show you" until he get into office which is today by the way

Michael said...

Thank you, but no, I don't think I will be reading any of his books. I could write books about myself all day, but that wouldn't make any of what I wrote about myself true. It would only be what I wrote, true or not. As I mentioned in my earlier post, "Show Me"!

Todd said...

Hi Ceci!
Thanks for your words today and for your enthusiasm. Hope is here!!!
Paz.
Todd in Santa Fe