Saturday, November 24, 2012

"Our Mission is to Stand at The Gates of Hope"
-Lou & Carol Frillman
Now nearly three weeks ago, each and every one of you contributed to the end result. Barack Obama was re-elected the 44th President of the United States.
Against the odds, hundreds of millions of $, and dark forces, we won. You Won.
You stand exhausted, undeniably deserving of a break. But we have all been here before; while we tended our exhaustion in 2008 and 2009, forces rallied and created opposition to the values we all share. So what now?
The President said, the day after his re-election, "Now is the time for action".
So it is.
And just before you do, as you continue to stand for those who cannot stand for themselves, remember the following;
"Our mission is to plant ourselves at the Gates of Hope--not the prudent gates of Optimism, which are somewhat narrower; nor the stalwart, boring gates of Common Sense; nor the strident gates of Self-Righteousness, which creak on shrill and angry hinges (people cannot hear us there; they cannot pass through); nor the cheerful, flimsy garden gate of "Everything Is Gonna Be All Right."

But a different, sometimes lonely place, of truth-telling about your own soul first of all and its condition, the place of resistance and defiance, from which you see the world both as it is and as it could be, as it will be; the place from which you glimpse not only struggle but joy in the struggle.

And we stand there, beckoning and calling, telling people what we're seeing, asking them what they see."

 -Victoria Safford
We see the need for (The)Action. Don't You ?
With you,

We Stand For Hope & Change,
Lou & Carol Frillman

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