January 19th, 2009

eddie vedder pearl jam


Imagine a 10 year old child in 1950. He is told that he has to attend a separate school from the other children in his town because he is black.

59 years later this child has graduated from school and gone on to college, graduated, and worked for a long time for the same time until finally retiring. He carefully saved when he could and lived well below his means.

69 years old, on the precipice of turning seventy, and not only is segregation gone (but not forgotten) but a black man is being sworn in as president.

Mind boggling. He never dreamed such a day would come.