A Loss for Words
Michael Ubaldi, November 13, 2003.
Via IP, the latest Iraqi to take advantage of his newfound freedom is doing so with a weblog. He'll be talking sports - and you know what? He sounds like quite a lot of us when we were sixteen (minus wrestling for me, it never connected). Anecdote or not, single citizen or not; halfway across the world, and they want to enjoy life as we do. Is there any doubt of Iraq's potential, given the world's proper care and protection during the early years?
It's moving to a power beyond description. Too much? I suppose the piquant, 21st-Century response to all this would be along the lines of "freaking wonderful." Yes. Imagine Charleton Heston's Moses offering that one up to God on Mount Sinai, majestic and deliberate, cutting through a full-throttled orchestral score. "Freaking wonderful, my Lord."
Wonderful. I see a list of inspiring Iraqi weblogs appearing on my right-hand column soon.