“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.” Ernest Hemingway
We have just witnessed an important moment in history. The passing of two pivotal figures in one week is not, in and of itself, extraordinary but the national climate upon which their ceremonies alighted is stirring uneasily over the rise and normalizing of ignorance, crudeness, and inhumane behavior. Echoes of those eulogizing the great and noble lives of the Maverick and the Queen of Soul reverberate and call us to take heed and accept the challenge of making extraordinary steps to impact this remarkably extraordinary time. As Barack Obama so eloquently stated at John McCain’s ceremony, “…the willingness to get in the arena and fight for this country is not reserved for the few, it is open to all of us.”
In a very real sense, what happens on Election Day and consequently, what happens in all the other days to come hinges on what you and I do today. Join me and many others in the Land of Enchantment who are stepping into the arena and fighting for this country. We are building the bridge to an inclusive democracy while crossing it.
Yours in the fighting spirit of the Maverick and Queen,