Friday, January 23, 2009

My Favorite Inaugural Image

The One who is not in this photo ... his WIFE and her MOM ... is (in my estimation) the One who makes what we see illustrated there, before us, possible. Michele Obama is the Element that enables and empowers the magic of the rest of this Family's potential ... to be complete in its beautiful fulfillment. What I see here is a powerful and enchanting demonstration of what a Family living in an environment of supportive and validating, respectful, Love can, at its ultimate, be. I can only say ...
"Amen, and Amen!"

14 comments:

Suldog said...

That IS nice. Anyone who loves someone is always someone you can hope for good things from.

aims said...

One of the many many images that the world needs to keep close.

May this man bring the change the world so desperately needs.

I would have voted for him in a second if I was American.

John-Michael said...

I was so moved by this photo, Jim, that it took me until this moment, of responding to your comment, to add the caption that expresses the core of what stirs me in it. And, I now have an even more complete sense of the depth of its effect on me.

I am glad in that You and I can share in it ... and the fuller understanding that seeing it, with You, brings to me. I love You, My SulDog Friend.

John-Michael said...

With You, Sweet Aims, I am filled with hope for all that this Man inspires in the Soul of us all. And I am equally grateful for the awakening of our better Angels by the fresh new winds that blow across the peaks that his message and Spirit bring us to.

I love You ...

Sandra Ree said...

I've been moved by almost every photo I see this family in. He is a good man, she is a good woman, and together with their beautiful daughters they are a good family. What a role model for this country of ours. Amen indeed!

I hope you are feeling better my dear friend. Much love to you, always John-Michael.

Annette said...

I love how the camera catches images like this... when we do not see thing's such as this, or do we chose not too? I am so hoping that this man will so wonderful things for this country of ours, I told my family "I feel sorry for him, he's coming into a HUGE mess" He look's as if he's the got sweet, gentle, kind hearted spirit in him, if only people could find the good in everyone I do believe this world wouldn't have so much hate and anger it! But with people like you and I and that sweet loving Joni we CAN make a difference, even if it's in one person, cause that one person can make a difference and then it's like fallen domino's effect after that, Good things happen slowly, so slow sometimes that our eyes can not see it, or the beauty of it. I love the song from John Lennon sing's "If the World could live as one" the words make my eyes fill up with tear's. Thank you for posting such a sweet photo.
Hug's to you
Annette

lime said...

that really is a beautifully warm and tender glance being exchanged. my other favorite is the one of sasha making googly eyes with her hands partly because of that and partly because michelle looks totally ok with that. hehehehe

both photos speak of real comfort and acceptance of each other.

Suza said...

Such trust and love in Malia's eyes. What an intimate moment on such a momentous day. Amen.

John-Michael said...

Thank you, My Darling Sandra, for your good wishes! I am, in fact, improving ever-so-slowly. My voice returned yesterday. Today will attempt to go to the market (My Dear Friend, Carole, took me last week ... inasmuch as I was too weak to drive myself.) So, I am 'getting there ... and hoping that you, too, are improving. (I love you so!)

I too love the wonderful way that our First Family exemplify the beauty of a respectful, loving, and cooperative family unit. It is so encouraging and uplifting to watch. (I am smiling at the thought of you basking in the affection of your son and grandchild! I send my blessings to you all.)

John-Michael said...

Thank you, Sweet Annette, for sharing, with me, in the spirit of this blessing for us all. It makes it even more a blessing to have the joy multiplied by the synergy of Friendship.

Lovingly ...

John-Michael said...

I loved the image of Sasha giving her Dad the 'thumbs up' signal on the inaugural stand. His appreciation of the 'vote of confidence' was beautiful.

I surely do like sharing life's 'good stuff' with you, My Precious Friend. I love you Lime!

John-Michael said...

... And I am so grateful for the intimacy that is so openly shared by so many of us ... all across the world ... in this moment of hopeful celebration, Dear Suza. Thank you for sharing in it with me!

Lovingly ...

Linda Pendleton said...

President Obama and his family radiate love...

John-Michael said...

Aren't they a joyful delight, Linda Pendleton?! I am refreshed with each little element, of their family bond, that is revealed. They make my Heart smile!

Lovingly ...

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