Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Toni Morrison's letter to Barack

Busy day today -- I'm sure you can all tell since I haven't posted much! I really liked Toni Morrison's endorsement of Barack Obama yesterday.

In thinking carefully about the strengths of the candidates, I stunned myself when I came to the following conclusion: that in addition to keen intelligence, integrity and a rare authenticity, you exhibit something that has nothing to do with age, experience, race or gender and something I don't see in other candidates. That something is a creative imagination which coupled with brilliance equals wisdom. It is too bad if we associate it only with gray hair and old age. Or if we call searing vision naivete. Or if we believe cunning is insight. Or if we settle for finessing cures tailored for each ravaged tree in the forest while ignoring the poisonous landscape that feeds and surrounds it. Wisdom is a gift; you can't train for it, inherit it, learn it in a class, or earn it in the workplace--that access can foster the acquisition of knowledge, but not wisdom.

You can read all of it here.

1 comment:

MissEm said...

Awesome! I'm working the phones for Obama tonight.