Here is a rough procession of the external process, how I arrived at the current graphics for my banner. The inspiration was a visit with my dear friend, the candy-bearing Christina. She came over to catch up and check out the Obama 30 minute presentation, American Stories, American Solutions, on network TV Wednesday night. The ad campaign rolled out in Errol Morris’ Zoom blog for the NYT also left an impression with me. See his efforts to seduce centrist undecided voters to loving Obama as much as the rest of us… People In the Middle For Obama.
Substituting the words, “A Dream,” for “Hope,” is a conscious nod to the fulfillment of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Had A Dream” speech. Growing up, my birthday would often coincide with MLK Jr. day. Perhaps one of the greatest gifts I ever received was the hope that America will continue changing, my optimism. In 2009 my birthday again falls on Martin Luther King Jr. day. The day after that, January 20, is Inauguration Day. I am wishin’ and a-hopin’, hopin’ and a-dreamin’ that America elects a President Barack Obama.