Friday, January 23, 2009

So we all can fly...

For me, the most poignant part of the Obama inauguration is the convergence of hundreds of stories, told and untold. There's the history of it all. The drama of the primaries. Obama's moving speeches. His speech writer. Michelle Obama. Her love story with Barack. Her fashion choices. The Obama girls. The hundreds and thousands of people who travelled far and wide for the inauguration, each one with their own stories. The teachers with their students. The foreigners invited to the event. The LGBT representatives. There are so many angles from which the inauguration can be viewed.

One of those little stories that connect to the inauguration is this quote that I saw on Although attributed to Jay-Z, the quote was actually first said by someone else. Papermag tracked the quote to its original source. Read the story here.

It's a beautiful quote and one that I feel must be shared with the world:

If you checked the story above, you will know that the quote has evolved. This shorter version though, for me, drives home the point more powerfully and thus bears repeating:

Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama ran so that we all can fly.


Monica Roberts said...

And it's a wonderful feeling, after the last 8 years of a president* that embarrassed the United States and was reviled all over the world (including here) to have one that we Americans of all colors can be proud of, but the world likes as well.

PinayTG said...

You are right Monica. President Obama is an inspiration to the whole world. He truly is a global president. :)