Monday, June 09, 2008

Monday, 09 May 2008 - Silence

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for silence.

The best answer to anger is silence. ~Author Unknown
There are times when silence has the loudest voice. ~Leroy Brownlow

Silence ... as in holding one's tongue or keeping one's mouth shut.

Often, silence is the best response when someone vents his/her anger. I know the person is not directing the spite directly at me, although it feels that way.

At tonight's Democratic Party meeting, several Hillary Clinton supporters voiced their intense displeasure over the media's misogynist comments during the recent Democratic primary season. Then, they openly accused the Obama campaign of complicity.

Their deep-seated bitterness and anger shocked me.

We, Obama supporters, kept our cool. When asked to respond, our spokesperson spoke calmly, agreeing that misogyny is an issue that the Party needs to address. He did not counter-punch, although we were all thinking about the racist comments aired in public.

Like our candidate, we controlled our emotions. Calm under fire, standing tall above the fray.

Yes we can. Yes we can.

For this blessing, I am grateful.


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