Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Si se puede!

For some reason, when trying to think of something to write right now, Madonna's "Like a Prayer" popped into my head. So ... sure. Somehow, this seems appropriate. So, Obama, this one's for you:
Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone
I hear you call my name
And it feels life home

When you call my name it's like a little prayer
I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour I can feel your power
Just like a prayer you know I'll take you there

I hear your voice, It's like an angel sighing
I have no choice, I hear your voice
Feels like flying
I close my eyes, Oh God I think I'm falling
Out of the sky, I close my eyes
Heaven help me

When you call my name it's like a little prayer
I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour I can feel your power
Just like a prayer you know I'll take you there

Like a child you whisper softly to me
You're in control just like a child
Now I'm dancing
It's like a dream, no end and no beginning
You're here with me, it's like a dream
Let the choir sing

Just like a prayer, your voice can take me there
Just like a muse to me
You are a mystery
Just like a dream, you are not what you seem
Just like a prayer
No choice
Your voice can take me there

Just like a prayer
I'll take you there
It's like a dream to me
Hah. That's ridiculous.

Here, instead, I post this in all seriousness:



(Hat tip: Sullivan.)

I regret voting by mail now. I wish I had allowed myself the full experience of going to a polling place with my fellows and having my teary-eyed moment of marking my ballot for Obama and No on 8. This morning, driving past the Mormon Temple on Santa Monica Blvd, I saw a group on Yes on 8 assholes. So as I approached, I rolled down my window and gave them an enthusiastic thumbs down. I felt it was both spirited and unoffensive. I got a hearty "Shut up!" from a guy with a "1 Man 1 Woman" sign. I felt energized afterward. Ah, political discourse.

Here is a transcript of the text message exchange that just occurred between myself and my little sister, who moved to New York last Friday:
Me: I'm freaking out!
Her: I know!! Wait ... you mean about the election right?
Me: Haha. Yeah. Love you!!!
Her: Love you too!! Go Obama!!
Me: OBAMA 08! YES WE CAN!
Her: Si se puede!
Yes we motherfucking can '08.

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