By: Hilario Andes
AN EMBRACE FOR POSTERITY. ” I am strong when i am on your shoulders “, made so powerfully poetic by Josh Groban.
Two BROWN hands crossing paths. One BROWN hand of HARD LABOUR, HARD LIFE, HARD CIRCUMSTANCE strengthened by time in the valleys and plateaus of the north. One BROWN hand of HARD AND PAINSTAKING LEADERSHIP OBTAINED THROUGH STRUGGLES AND SACRIFICES, honed and molded by time like gold. Two BROWN hands in PERFECT EMBRACE.
A sight to behold. A sight to remember. ONE MOMENT IN TIME when a leader SERVES in humility, when a servant LEADS with humility. A SPLENDOUR LIKE THE CLOSING OF THE DOORS OF A HUGE CATHEDRAL AT TWILIGHT.
AN old woman in the shoulders of the VICE PRESIDENT. A MAN lending his shoulders of COMFORT. An old WOMAN EMBRACING THE VICE PRESIDENT, A MAN BEHOLDING AN OLD WOMAN – A GRANDMOTHER, A MOTHER, A SISTER, A DAUGHTER OF HUMANITY.
JOYCE KILMER wrote, ” Only God Can Make A Tree “. May i humbly say, ” Only God Can Will This Moment, when the old woman was at her strongest in the shoulders of the VICE PRESIDENT – IN TEARS BUT STRONG. IN STRUGGLE BUT SPIRITUALLY WILLING TO PURSUE HER NOBLE DREAMS IN LIFE.
SO HELP HER GOD, SO HELP THEM GOD.