Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Times are Bittersweet

On Sunday, August 20th the campaign for John Hall held a great concert at Town Hall in New York City. While the concert was great, I also felt sadness.

Two of the interns who have worked unceasingly on the Campaign for John Hall had to leave to return to college. I am reminded of Marian Wright Edelman, who was council to the Poor People’s Campaign and established the Children’s Defense Fund. She also who became the first African-American Woman admited to the State Bar in Mississippi. She is quoted as saying:

"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."
Ariel and Kelly accomplished so much for the Campaign and they will be sorely missed. While we forge ahead for John Hall and for gaining control in the House with our message of bringing the troops home, universal healthcare for all and solving the energy crisis, all the while thinking often of Ariel and Kelly.

The words to a song by Jackson Browne always come to mind while Ariel and Kelly go forth with their education:

People stay just a little bit longer
We want to play - just a little bit longer
Now the promoter don't mind
And the union don't mind
If we take a little time
And we leave it all behind and sing
One more song...

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