Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hope for a New Beginning


Rebuilding national dignity and sanity is a tall order, and can happen only with everyone's participation and care. There is no going back, just forward one step at a time.

This is another view of Little Lake Valley from Willits-Hearst Road, beside an oak tree, with beams of light streaming across Willits in the distance.

27 comments:

Dina said...

May not only Willits but all of America and all the world enjoy the streaming of new beams of light!
Congratulations!

Nathalie said...

What a wonderful photo to illustrate the hopes raised by today's election.

I just wanted to let you know how happy I am about Barack Obama's election! You must be so proud today!

Yippee! I'm all with you on this glorious day!

sondha said...

it is a wonderful photo

Benjamin Madison said...

Congratulations!

This is a splendid photo, really wonderful.

Babzy said...

very nice view ! I'm so happy for the election :)good luck !

Bibi said...

Well said. We need to ALL take responsibility, and think for ourselves about what we want for the US. May Obama succeed and stay safe.

Sally said...

You guys did it - congratulations.

A gracious concession speech, a moving and inspirational victory speech and a lot of joy. I had tears.
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Jilly said...

Yes, it can happen and it will - indeed it has cos you did it! You made it happen. Thankyou America! A beautiful photograph.

Halcyon said...

Nice photo! I am looking forward to a new beginning. :D

Marie-Noyale said...

Is this, as I think, an early morning light...
A beuatiful pink and fresh light..
What a good feeling to wake up with Hope!!!

Amy Wachspress said...
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Amy Wachspress said...

A new day dawning. Thanks for the lovely image to go with the feeling this morning. I'm going to be in Little Lake next Thurs. (Nov. 13), reading from my book The Call to Shakabaz at the Family Literacy Night 5-7 at the school on Little Lake Rd. -- come stop by, would love to see you!

Laurie said...

As I watched the glowing, exuberant faces of citizens celebrating last night on TV, I couldn't help but think... oh, what wonderful things we can accomplish with a hopeful, expectant citizenry excited about helping make this country better. I was moved by Obama's speech but I was absolutely humbled and graced by the sheer outpouring of love and support from the country. It's a beautiful thing!

Petrea said...

I feel like we're all in this together - the whole world.

dkw said...

A fine photo, Elaine, to inspire us all on this memorable day.

Kelly said...

The soft light in this photo is marvelous! What a perpective, looking down! It reminds me of the painting Fall of Icarus by Breugel!

Ernie Branscomb said...

Great photo of what appears to be a frosty morning in Willits. When I was a kid, that photo would have been filled with cattle. The calves would have been bawling for the moms nourishment, and the sound of chainsaws and logging trucks would have filled the valley, and the slight tinge of wood smoke from that mornings warming fires would have wafted through the canyon. Prosperity and progress was the plan that they had back then. Now, there is to many people to make progress. Strange how that happens…

Lisa Wilson said...

What a pretty valley. I already voted for the Theme Day for January, too!!

Meead S. said...

I look forward to a bright future too! I know that people in Iran are also happy of Obama's victory. I hope the Iranians government takes advantage of this opportunity to start talking with the US and let the people in these two countries wave hand for each other.

Let's see how things will be changed.

USelaine said...

Thank you all for coming by. I think more than ever in American history, we have witnessed the contrast between the dark and shameful past with the bright and hopeful future. It has filled us with wonder, and anticipation that intelligence and creativity can prevail over ignorance and superstition.

I so appreciate your comments, from friends old and new, near and far. It's our global honeymoon, yet with much work, and even heartbreak, yet to come. But it will be better. Much better.

Hilda said...

I love this post.

I can only wish your new president much luck,and the help and support that he will need from everyone.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Your photo is wonderful and give words to this new deal. A sunrise over the world. Thank you America and thank you Americans !

Bursa Daily Photo said...

that's just beautiful. and very appropriate.

Kris said...

That is a great photo. Do my eyes deceive me or is that a frost?

Greg Quiroga said...

I knew this perspective immediately. I grew up a few miles from here, on String Creek Road. Of all the things I miss, watching the valley come to life is high on that list.

Susie of Arabia said...

What a lovely and tranquil photo. It indeed looks hopeful and inspiring.
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3ark said...

Excellent photograph. Really does a great job of portraying your message.