Just a few hours ago, President Obama told us that Osama Bin Laden is dead. And I think, in a small way, the world changed. I think we have begun a shift into a new paradigm, one that we've been waiting for for a long time. I certainly don't think that, come 8 am, everything will have changed for the better and we will all be able to stop thinking about security and the risks out there, definitely not. But I do think that this is the first step in a series of many (many) steps to creating different world. Change is hard, and it doesn't come easily or quickly. It comes one drop in the bucket at a time. But eventually, the bucket will be full. And that is what we are working for, at least in my opinion.
|This is my favorite picture from the NYTimes coverage. from here, by Michael Appleton|
This moment is historic because it is a kind of period on the end of a sentence that we've been writing for nearly 10 years. It is both an end and a beginning. This moment if full of promise. So, how am I feeling? I think the way I feel is best summarized in this quote:
"I have never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." ~Mark Twain