Words and Deeds
Thursday, January 13, 2011
....let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together...
We recognize our own mortality, and are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame – but rather, how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in bettering the lives of others...
…in Christina we see all of our children. So curious, so trusting, so energetic and full of magic.
All of us – we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children's expectations.
Remarks excerpted from speech by President Barack Obama -- Tucson, Arizona 1/12/11