We are all Marcus Davis
There are at least two favorite memories I have of the wonderful time of Obama, c. 2013, which I wouldn’t mind trying to put into words … were I not clowning around with my rambunctious nearly-three-year-old great grandson during his holiday visit!
I thought, in the interim, I might just point to one story, already fully “covered” by The Obama Diary (see here) on Feb. 19 (coincidentally, my son’s birthday, another banner event in my year!) …
“There is an endless supply of paint.”
I must admit I’ve been reminded and have needed the reminder many times since February, whenever the unjust in our world criticize or verbalize that they don’t appreciate our fine President and First Family … or just plain show their bigotry and hatred, in other ways. Many times!
This story was a lesson in perseverance. A lesson in the Hopi admonition, which the President has taken on ~ as our reminder from him of what’s always ahead:
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Dudette brought the story to us via Chips, back in February … from a piece in The Houston Chronicle:
“Marcus Davis is resolute. As many times as vandals paint over a mural of President Barack Obama, he will repair the damage over and over again. ‘There is an endless supply of paint,’ said Davis, 41, who opened The Breakfast Klub in 2001. ‘This mural is symbolic of the presidency of Barack Obama. He wakes up every day to obstacles and challenges far greater than a doggone mural being defaced. If he has the level of courage and type of character that causes him to continue to go on, I’ll be damned if I stop.”
When I heard that story, Marcus Davis became my hero. I haven’t commissioned a mural for President Obama (except in my mind’s eye and heart), and I haven’t had to re-paint it, over and over, to show my continuing support for him … but, like all of us at TOD – like so many others around the globe – I have his back.
And I’ll be damned if I stop.