Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The coin has flipped. And it is still the same coin.

7 comments:

BLAKE BUTLER said...

yes

BlogSloth said...

It is the same coin. It is the same coin. But let yourself be happy for a moment while you have a new side of the same coin, all silver in the pocket.

Coins are weird.

People collect coins.

Spend coins.

Rub coins.

Flip coins.

One question: who wants this job?

Jeff Vande Zande said...

Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

come on, josh -- don't deny ralph.

Josh Maday said...

did emerson just say that today? because i swear i didn't hear it (or anything like it) quoted one time in the past 8 years. i'm just saying, man.

it's weird: saying that you don't support obama is like saying you don't believe in jesus.

that is an excellent question, sean; who would be insane enough to even want to be the president?

sorry, y'all, that coin is the only change i expect to be seeing anytime soon (and even that is a metaphor).

believe me, i certainly hope like others believe, that it's all roses and smooth baby asses starting now. but i just can't bring myself to believe for a moment even half of what any politician says at face value.

that's all i'll say. i will agree to disagree.

Jeff Vande Zande said...

This one grab you any better?

"A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future."

Sidney J. Harris

I look to these quotes as much for myself as for anyone else. I'm not Messiah-blind either over Obama. But, I'm going to try to be hopeful . . . and also do what I can with my own conduct each day to make things better. That's all we can do. Obama has not proven yet that he's a politician only and not a statesman. He might just be a statesman. We can wait and see and try to be hopeful, can't we?

Josh Maday said...

i know you were mostly joking, jeff. i'm sorry to get so wound up. though it has nothing to do with obama or anyone else, i admit that i feel more hopeful now than i have in probably my whole life; yes, there are still things that worry me, but i have been fortunate enough to be relatively untouched (in an immediate sense) by the ridiculous state of the union. so, yes, this is a great time to be hopeful and make it a part of everyday life. i'm all for hope.

Jeff Vande Zande said...

No capital letters!

You must be one-handed typing.

How is little O? I can't think of a better reason to be hopeful then that little bundle of sleeping, eating, pooping and peeing angelness.