Saturday, February 13, 2010

Remaking America? Or just cleaning the house

Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

These are words from Obama's inauguration speech that resonate with me strongly.

Do I remake America when I patronize a local business?
Do I remake America when I fold laundry and groom the cats?
Do I remake America when I attend a fair trade bead party?

I just don't know. I think contributing to the economy helps others, and that helps remake America. So do contributions to charities.

It's just not enough.

Today I will follow the words of Candide instead, and tend the garden.

Peace, y'all


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