Wednesday, November 05, 2008


This 70 year old voted for Barack Obama yesterday. The country, as our new president-elect said in his victory speech, did not simply buy "change" as if it were a quart of milk, it bought only a chance to make "change" happen. From here on out it will be a job for all of us and it will require some time, some sacrifice, some give as well as take, and definitely some unified pulling on the oars.

Last night, by total coincidence, the painting I am presenting today in a 6th grade classroom in Monmouth,IL was sitting on the dining room chair next to the television set. Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World" depicts a young polio victim strugging up a long field toward her house on the crest of what seems to be an insurmountable hill. There's a lot more to the painting and the story of our election, but I'll leave some things for you to fill in.

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