Watching Obama's Inauguration with Avenging Angels
Today I watched the swearing-in of President Barack Obama with friends from Avenging Angels, a brilliant, progressive advertising firm 'exclusively for social responsibility' ventures.
Their artwork-- much of it anti-Bush imagery and slogans-- served as a compelling backdrop for Obama's inauguration.
One poster, in particular, read, 'Unfinished Dream', and depicted an American flag, half-painted. It made me think of Langston Hughes' poem A Dream Deferred:
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
On this day, it appears the long-deferred dream will in fact explode, with love, and light.
Tags: Barack Obama , Inauguration , Citizen Journalism , Dream Deferred , Explode
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