Wednesday, January 9, 2013

“When my wife told me about it, I was very happy, but as it sank in that this gay Cuban man is going to be talking to the world, it just became hugely moving to me. I found myself crying very unexpectedly. There are a lot of firsts that still happen. In the 21st century you’d think there wouldn’t be too many firsts left, but every now and then something happens, and it reminds you that the journey is ongoing, that the shining city on the hill, that place of paradise where we’re all equal, is not quite here. But we’re getting closer.”
on Richard Blanco being selected to write and recite a poem at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on January 21, 2013 

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