Daily Archives: November 8, 2016

reading, and listening

What we are reading, and listening to, today:

Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, particularly the closing:

I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

and…

The Schulyer Sisters, from Hamilton – as belted out by the girls in the car this morning at top volume:

Eliza/Angelica/Peggy:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident
That all men are created equal”

Angelica:
And when I meet Thomas Jefferson

Company:
Unh!

Angelica:
I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel!

Women:
Work!

Eliza:
Look around, look around at how
Lucky we are to be alive right now!

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“History is happening!” folks, enjoy it.