Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Winter in America

Snow in Field, Baton Rouge LA 12/2008
All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner

And now it's winter
Winter in America
Yes and all of the healers have been killed
Or sent away, yeah
But the people know, the people know
It's winter
Winter in America
And ain't nobody fighting 
'Cause nobody knows what to say
Save your soul, Lord knows
From Winter in America*

* Excerpt from the Gil Scott-Heron song Winter in America

Years ago, I spent some time with Gil. He seemed a sad man, maybe even bitter? I thought of him today, maybe because it was snowing here, here in South Louisiana. And I thought what strange times indeed? 
We have a reformist Republican Governor of Indian descent doing a great job here. And we are on the verge of a new and exciting era as a nation with an African-American soon to be President. So , I thought its a cold , strange Winter day , but I can already feel Spring on the way. It's Winter in America.


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