Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Really moved by yesterday’s inaugural speech by President Obama.
A measured speech, but containing some inspirational and yet quite humble assertions.
Somehow, at this time of enormous global challenges, the time seems absolutely right for a charismatic world leader to emerge who can provide people with hope and inspiration. Whether or not he “succeeds” is another matter but, for this moment, I feel reinvigorated with a fresh heart and a very real sense that we WILL be able to overcome the obstacles before us if we all pull together.
Strangely, having watched “Slumdog Millionaire” at the weekend, I’m feeling wonderfully energised with hope, inspiration and the resilience of the human spirit!
Ridiculously naive? Maybe, but don’t knock it!
PS: I think Messrs Brown, Cameron and Clegg may be feeling somewhat daunted by it all!

1 comment:

just Gai said...

It was the 'measure' of his speech that impressed me most - no hype, no spin - just a statement of the values he holds dear and how they shape his vision for the future. After all the grandstanding this is just what we need.