To have the sense of one’s intrinsic worth … is potentially to have everything
~ Joan Didion
The minute is approaching. I will soon hear my name called to step out and deliver what many believe will be a message of hope and rejuvenation.
To say my knees are not knocking is to pretend I am not nervous about my coming announcement. It has taken me a long time to arrive at this point where the nation will listen to my words of change. There have been an abundance of past winters and long long nights journeying from place to place across this vast nation.
Now in the enveloping spring, with apple blossoms sprouting on the many trees surrounding this auspicious building, with hope that with the coming spring my words will lift our nation out of its present darkness and into the light and growth of the coming season of renewal.
The bell of introduction rings. A deep breath, my time has come.
hope can ring true
springtime wishes of rebirth
a nation waits