A Moment of Rebirth

Despite all the clichés and catchphrases, last night will be forever about one thing to me: hope. Our gathering at SomArts was a success; artists, activists, and onlookers embraced, danced, and celebrated as the results came in. We alternated between live music and election coverage on our stage. Once a decisive victory was announced we danced until Obama was ready to give his acceptance speech. I’m a Green voter but there was no denying the collective energy in the room last night. I thought his speech was brilliant, the best by any major politician in my lifetime so far. It was the moment of our national redemption and rebirth.

The Moment of Victory
The Moment of Victory
Watching the Speech
Watching the Speech

Peace,

Rio

On the eve of history

Welcome to my new blog. After leaving myspace for facebook I decided I needed a more formal presentation of my work and thoughts. My homegirl Cindylu actually helped me set up my wordpress account more than two years ago but it has lied dormant until now.

I’m filled with nervous energy tonight. The Day of the Dead art exhibit that I curated is having its closing reception and our country is deciding its future. There’s many great things to come so please check back soon.

Laulin Osher in Balmy Alley
Laulin Osher in Balmy Alley

Peace,

Rio