Broad shoulders, indeed


My wife sent me this photo yesterday.  A friend had forwarded it to her with a caption that said–and I’m paraphrasing–What must it feel like to have the expectations and hopes of an entire community on your shoulders?

It’s kinda like this: On one hand, he’s been buoyed by the historical moment at which this country (and the world) finds itself.  On the other, the hopes of many (not all) Black folks and many people from all around the world are his alone to carry. 

I don’t know how you feel, but to me, that’s what makes this photo so poignant.

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  1. sdg1844 October 16, 2008 at 21:20 #

    That has to be one of the most revealing and poignant photos I’ve ever seen of Sen. Obama. I don’t even know what goes through his mind.

  2. TERRY October 17, 2008 at 16:22 #

    Can we please help this Brother carry the load?

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