Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.

by James Weldon Johnson

29 comments:

  1. Rejoicing with you, dear Pamela!

    (Even a moment for dogs in the speech, wasn't there?!;~))

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  2. What a beautiful image! And, yes, a new day has certainly begun. What a very historic event!

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  3. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wow, what a night!

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  4. Seems to me you all got what you deserve... A decent man as president! I was having kittens here in the UK that Mc Cain would somehow steal it, and there would be a remote possibility that Palin would end up as president... Well done America!!!!!

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  5. Pamela, I knew I could count on you for just the right image and song. It's a happy morning full of hope and amazement.

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  6. Beautiful image and poem Pamela! I always keep something sparkly in the fridge for emergency celebrations and this one was Prosecco which we drank as we listened to Obama's wonderful speech. So happy for you all down there. It impacts us up here, no way around that, so this household is feeling pretty happy. :)

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  7. As a new citizen, I can echo Michelle Obama and say how proud i am of my country!
    (Is that the painting by Childe Hassam?)

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  8. Even though there are Dark Days ahead, we will fear not, for God still holds His believers in the palm of His hand. We survived Pres. Jimmy Carter, we'll survive this one too. ♥ ∞

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  9. We're doing the Snoopy dance over here too!
    Anything is possible!

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  10. So happy today!

    Now I have hope to see a woman become President one day, as all things are possible!

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  11. It was a late night wasnt it? I keep telling my coworkers that no matter what their political persuasion, we're still all Americans ... and we have a wonderful country to be proud of.

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  12. We are the luckiest country in the world right now. It is such joy to be full of so hope, optimism and enthusiam for a change! Congrats to us all!
    Lisa & Alfie

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  13. What a wonderful poem! It captures our joy so well!!!

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  14. If you send me a picture of Edward flipping through pages of a mag, I'll count it as 2! LOL! ;)

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  15. This is a beautiful image. I had to stop by and say YAY!

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  16. Pamela! What a beautiful picture! The verse is perfect for the occasion. Optimism reigns and rains!

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  17. What a wonderful image and wonderful words. Not only a great day for America, but a great day for the world. Excellent news!

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  18. Now we need to take a deep breath and begin to rebuld our government. Can't wait.

    Hooray for the best guy winning!!

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  19. Allow me to join the fray,

    and say

    Hooray!

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  20. Hear hear! I think most of the world is celebrating. I listened to the live coverage on BBC radio in the wee hours of the morning over here, so thrilling, overwhelming and waking up felt like a truly special day - as if hope had smiled on us all, but especially America.

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  21. Pamela, this is one of my favorite Childe Hassam paintings. I have this one and Flags on Fifth Avenue and Flags in the rain prints in my home.

    I am elated at the outcome.

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  22. It's always a pleasure to peruse your blog....you find the most wonderful art and literature to share with us all. I enjoy the occasional look at life through someone else's eyes whose vision is perhaps just a little different than my own but who also treasures beauty and all things good. Thank you for sharing!

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