Thursday, January 29, 2009

Day 263

the mountain air was clouded with the smell of smoke tonight as i left the library. dozens of magazines had obama's face on their covers and i left the stacks of periodicals still unable to make a solid decision about anything political. as is occasional tradition, i stopped by the grocery store to pick up a couple apple fritters from the bakery. before leaving i noticed the magazine isle and picked up an obama commemorative edition of time. the pages are thick and dimpled and captioned photographs dominate each quick turn until a few white pages in the middle begin an article. ''in rockford illinois in the gymnasium of rock valley college" jumped off the pages. i didn't know he had even been to my school in 2006.

the magazine cost over eleven dollars so i put it back on the shelf, but i wish there were more time in the day to do things or to learn to think better or move better and to do something greater than just taking care of everyday life.

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