I’ve spent a fretful week finishing Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk (a biography), and have decided this was a good book to read right now – this week. On many levels, Lincoln lived a life for all times. His time, this week …this month…this year…this decade – different times, different levels of hatred taking hold of our country.
There was one part, of Obama’s speech tonight, that I liked and found to be so like the Lincoln Obama looks up to. I don’t have a television but I’ve so far read a few passages and critiques of his speech. I liked this sentence:
“Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear.”
(President Barack Obama)
and, to me, that’s true – truer now than ever before in my lifetime.