It’s been a while and no wonder, the computer is in a room as cold as outside, and I’ve been busy with the nursery, the bathroom, and life in general. February 2nd is still the due date! Life continues to amaze and challenge. What a year 2008 was. From lung cancer claiming the life of my mom back in May to finding out my wife Holly is pregnant; it’s been a year in which change has been prominent. From the collapse of capitalism to the election of Obama, old paradigms seem to have shifted and new long term patterns are emerging. Perhaps 2008 represented the beginning of the final hour of the old age. As a child summers seemed to last forever, and now I am about to become a father and assume the greatest responsibility life has to offer. Life continues to amaze and challenge. It’s really a mind expanding experience to be part of someone’s entry into life, as much as it was to be part of someone’s exit from it. I am thankful for all of it, the joy, the sorrow, we press on regardless.
Here are some pictures of the nursery, enjoy!:
Rocking chair and lamp
Here’s to the great giant American Capitalism suckling at the tit of the US Fed reserve. The bully has bumped his knee and now runs home in tears to mommy to make it all better. Happy Easter Wall St. I hope you like the candy Uncle Ben got you, remember to save some for later!
The New Colossus
Much like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering arms astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty Bank with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and his name
Lender of Exiles. From his beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; his mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin towers framed.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries he
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled debt yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming markets
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
The original New Colossus was written by Emma Lazarus in 1883