” …a nation not broken, just simply unfinished…” – Amanda Gordon – American poet
Oh how beautifully meaningful the words of poetress Amanda Gordon were at the Inauguration ceremony of the 46th President of the United States. Her countenance shone as brightly as her intellect and influence.
Amanda Goodman’s words “not broken, just simply unfinished” struck and stuck deep in my heart because of the hopeful perspective they put on each one of us as we strive to become better people. I’ve been pondering Ms. Gordon’s words ever since.
I know for me as a human being, as a friend, a member of a family and citizen, as a writer and creative, my work is not done. Trying to become the best one can be is a lifelong process.
As Malcolm Muggeridge, author of Something Beautiful for God once said, “Every happening, big or small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.”