To see what’s there is not a gift, it’s merely vision. To show what’s there in ways you could not see is art. Beautiful art, and lovely words to honour a man I would have liked to know…
This is an unusual way to launch 2015 but as I have said, I plan to write about whatever pops up each week and this struck me as important. For one thing, Mario Cuomo was the governor of my home state, New York, and for another he is the kind of progressive that I aspire to be.
As the President said recently,
President Obama, in a statement Thursday night, called Mr. Cuomo “a determined champion of progressive values, and an unflinching voice for tolerance, inclusiveness, fairness, dignity, and opportunity.”
I do plan to discuss the concept of progressive ideals in a future post, but suffice it to say here I think the chief characteristic of people who call themselves progressives in a political vein currently is fairness. As Governor Cuomo said in his famous 1984 Democratic Convention speech, as long as there is inequity, America’s story is not of a shining city…
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He sounds like he is missed already and, from Beth’s description, I can quite see why.
I agree. I trust Beth’s instincts and from what little I remember of M. Cuomo, I had a lesser impression of him. So it’s nice to honour a man whose life was more than a sum of it’s parts. Happy New Year, Anne-Marie! I hope 2015 is a year of surprises and blessings for you and your family. May you teach – and learn – well 🙂
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