Comments on life, the universe and everything from an aging Sixties survivor.

Location: Massachusetts, United States

Ummm, isn't "about me" part of the point of the blog?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Possibly the last Inauguration comments online, 2

A story (apocryphal) is told of Voltaire. He and a party of others, riding in open country, happened to witness a spectacular sunset. So beautiful was it that Voltaire was moved to dismount, throw himself on his knees, and cry "Oh, Mon Dieu! I believe!"

He got back on the horse, paused, then got off and said, "But, as to Monsieur your son and Madame his mother--that is another matter."

For those of us who still quaintly think that how and whom people come to love ought not to affect their civil rights any more than their skin colour, philosophy or ethnic background, January 20, 2009 is only a good start.

I would like it better if Rick Warren and Gene Robinson had changed places.


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