Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bob Dylan Didn't Have this to Sing About

I've had that Jesus Jones song Right Here Right Now stuck in my head since eleven o'clock last night. And Wind of Change by Scorpions. Maybe that sounds a little cheesy. Oh well. I was just starting high school when both of those songs became hits. The Berlin Wall had just recently come down, and the Cold War was ending. It was a big deal. It was a cool time to be fourteen, when everything already feels like a big deal.

Last night was the first time I felt exactly like that again. Like the world felt in those first couple years of the 90s. No matter which candidate you were rooting for, seeing those celebrations in Grant Park, and then in New York and Washington D.C. and at Spelman College in Atlanta, it had to hit you that last night was a very big deal.

Good time to be around, whatever age.

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