Though in the daily deluge of tweeted tantrums it sometimes seems as if there’s nothing we can do to course-correct for our country, our voices do in fact make a difference. I was reminded of that twice this week:
First, as I was browsing Powell’s Books in Portland, I ran across Chris Matthews’s new book about Robert F. Kennedy, in which RFK is quoted saying:
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
Then just the other night I saw White House photographer Pete Souza at the Moore Theater. He included a quote from President Obama saying:
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
So in that spirit, let’s come together this Friday at OfficeXpats between 4:00 and 5:30* to make our voices heard, send some ripples of hope, make some progress and mail some pre-stamped, pre-addressed postcards to blue voters in Alabama.
(*Note that we will close up shop a bit early this Friday.)