Laura and I have finished our detox. I have to be honest, the details of it are not much different than the other days I posted about. While at times I wondered, is this really doing anything, I am sure it was. I could feel it not only in my body as the days would pass, but in my mind. Tonight we ended our fast with a home-cooked lasagna.
Tonight, however, we are celebrating more than just the end of a detox, we are also watching with anxious eyes the beginning of the DNC. Why? for many important reasons which I will put out over the course of the next few days.
Here are just a few:
1. The historic nature of this DNC and the synchronicity of it- Not only will Barack Obama except the nomination of the democratic party to be President (a first as an African American), but this is both the anniversary of the 19th amendment to the American constitution (giving women the right to vote) but also of the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I have a dream speech’. On the day of this speech, Obama will give his acceptance speech. AMAZING!! As I have done a couple of times before, at the end of this post, you can watch the I have a dream speech in full.
2. Ted Kennedy– As many know, Kennedy has been sick with brain cancer. However, in this historic election, some years since his brother’s death, his appearance is pretty special. It may be his last. Not to mention, Barack will be the first to accept the nomination and give a speech in a stadium since Kennedy. Another of those crazy synchronistic moments of history in this election year.
At then end of the day, as most of the people say, the biggest part of this convention will be whether or not the democrats can come out of this unified after a long primary season. We can only wait and see.
Until then, watch this speech again, and listen up on Thursday night to Barack.
yes we can!