Friday, 7 November 2008

Can He Fix It

Thousands in a Chicago park. Utterly enraptured by the moment and the man. Shiny cheeked with joy.

"Two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century."

That's what he inherits. The worst of times. Cometh the man.

"This victory alone is not the change we seek, it is only the chance to make that change."

It's just five years since Barack Obama came from next to nothing to the US Senate. A black man, now president, a life and a half from slavery. This changes not only American politics but something subliminal and effective at the heart of us all.

"The enduring power of our ideals ... unyielding hope."

Which is something we can share.

"That American creed ... yes we can."

Hope.

Now if Barack needs any help he can always call upon 'Bob the Builder' because WE ALL KNOW BOB CAN FIX IT!!!


Another Sculpture by the Sea exhibit at Bondi, November 2008 alluding what the world hopes Barack Obama can achieve.



I call this Sculpture by the Sea exhibit, November 2007 - United Together

3 comments:

Monica said...

You crack me up. We have outgrown Bob the Builder now, but I really liked him. Plus his friends are very resourceful too!

Fly Girl said...

I remain amazed by these marvelous scupltures at Bondi! As for the election results, I will wait and see how the world and America fare over the next four years! Things didn't get like this overnight, and it's certainly going to take some time to get things back on track!

It's the weekend! I'm looking forward to "home" time.

Roban

JenX67 said...

I feel guilty that I don't know who the president?? of Australia is. Americans can be so self-absorbed. I loved that line from his speech -- the victory alone is not the change we seek...It is mind boggling to imagine where he was just five short years ago.