R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” still makes me misty. True fact and I ain’t ashamed to tell you.
Well, kids. Lots of amazing things have happened. I am still in awe that we have a President who now emulates someone who has sprung from the masses really and truly. Not all of us are old, vanilla, rich and isolated. I am still trying to believe it. Last night I kept telling Scott that California wasn’t fully counted and everyone was dancing a jig but I guess everyone knew which way this wind was blowing. I am not saying Obama is going to be like Jesus. People mistake excitement for throning sometimes and this is not the case. What many of us said is that we are willing to take a chance on somebody not from the norm. The norm hasn’t gotten us very far. And when the norm becomes a less-than-sharp-son-of-a-President who seems like he can barely drive, well, we should be trying something new. All morning I was mostly bothered by a few republicans I know who decided that this was the most devastating thing ever and that they had lost faith in their country by voting this man in. Well, hopefully those who feel so strongly about this change (in the bad way) might want to talk to a therapist because it’s not natural to feel anti when all someone wants to do is change for good. Maybe a good relationship counselor. Many are afraid that they are “going to be taxed to death” which doesn’t make much sense because we still have a year plus of crazy Bush cuts (you rich people are still benefiting until its time to file again) and the man gave you his plan which didn’t include taxing to death. I feel like most people who make 200k plus are in a little better condition than those who make 200k less and if you’re not then maybe you’re spending beyond your means and you should look into that. Suze Orman is really good at breaking it down. Early vanilla settlers moved here so they can get a shot at life and not hoard their money and live off the benefits of living within the government. You gotta pay as you go. All of us do. Once I had this conversation with an ex’s father. He insisted that illegal immigrants were living the life here in America, not paying taxes and running to the emergency room all the time. I had to point out that they actually do pay taxes any time they purchase anything in this country which is all the time and they can’t file income tax returns to get that money back like we attempt to do every year. Plus, living in fear of INS breaking down your door (whether it’s your home door or job door, the fear is the same) doesn’t sound like living the life at all. Maybe it’s that I’m having a hard time understanding exactly what Republicans stand for because all their PR rings abrasive and negative to me. I am not the cool kid that can join their club of elitism, imposing moral views and yukyuks at the country club (they won’t let me in most country clubs unless its that one on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and if they let me in that one, I would bring Marcella and Jen and some drinks so we could watch those fools act real fools). If you tell me it’s more than that, please share. And don’t do the less is more government bit because that bailout shuts down that argument more than any bill or action.
I am saddened that some of you haters are so devestated that your worst fear has come true that you can’t see the joy this is bringing many. We actually believe Obama will make change. We actually know his election is making history (don’t deny it). The rest of world is now thinking we are such hypocrites afterall. We saw our great grandparents come out to vote for change, many of whom were two shots shy of slavery themselves. If they can see the brighter future, why can’t you? I hope you don’t believe DW Griffith’s film “Birth of a Nation.” We don’t really want to eat fried chicken and watermelon, rape white women and shoot white men while in office. DW Griffith was white and he wasn’t making a documentary back then. In case you were wondering.
So with this change also comes a new home for me! The wonderful Alyse Radenovic has designed this lovely little homestead for me as my life should evolve and so should the writing. Alyse, you are the best.
I am working on a lot of new projects as I just remembered that being an artist requires some business too so I am working on a new screenplay! A thriller. And I’ve delayed the novel publishing a bit as this isn’t the best market to be hawking wares just yet.
For those of you who asked, the Kennedy Center reading of “Indigos” went great, I’m told! I didn’t get to go but the production that Bowie State did later was apparently wonderful as well and was full of questions about the play. Anybody else interested in producing a 60s piece about a black jazz musician’s wife and what it means to be in the shadows of racism, love and music? Let me know!
I just wish My Paw could’ve lived to see Obama take office. But I guess you don’t need to live to see if you have faith.