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Ball point on paper napkin

Yesterday I took a break from my work to watch Senator Obama deliver a speech about race relations in America. Sometimes we can recognize a transformative moment in history as it's happening i.e., man steps on the moon, Kennedy is shot, a plane crashes into the World Trade Center. No matter what follows, you know the world will never be the same. Other times, society needs to digest it and history put said moment into context. Whether Obama goes on to loose the primary race to Senator Clinton, capture the nomination but loose in the general election, win the presidency but become an ineffective president, or win the presidency and become a transformative figure in American history will likely be the context by which we remember this speech. I hope I can someday say I remember watching the speech while I scribbled this doodled on a napkin in my kitchen. That would mean that history has judged Obama to be the latter. Can we do it? I'm not sure.

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Ball point on Newspaper text of speech

3 Comments
  1. November 21, 2009 -

    I just discovered this blog and I am hooked, I am going to watch every single entry. You should make a book out of all these portraits, I would buy it. Thank you!!

  2. November 21, 2009 -

    Thanks Kia, that's very nice of you.

  3. Arthur
    February 3, 2011 -

    I really really like this!