What a treat to follow all the fun and interesting news from the White House these days. Michelle is truly the mistress of this house – in the kitchens with the chefs, having a great time at the parties that seem not to be so staid and boring as of yore, and last week out with her spade digging up the new garden.
And then Barack on 60 Minutes, showing off the kids’ swing set, talking about the new dog that will be coming, admiring his girls’ coolness in their new digs. And nearly every day, he’s signing a new Executive Order undoing some of the harm done over the last 8 years. So many great changes in such a short time.
I was blown away by the unique wonderfulness of creating a respectful, friendly and powerful video message for Iran’s leaders and peoples, celebrating one of their great holidays. And speaking Farsi at the end as though it were his language.
The craziness for me is the pundits / commentators / news folk, who think because Iran said it meant nothing that it really means nothing. Somehow we’ve all gotten out of the habit of understanding how growth and change happen. Ideas have to be put out into the culture, then work their way around for a short while or a long while – and then suddenly things change. The news media especially believes their own hype that everything is massively important right now, and that if Iran didn’t change in two days, it never will.
Change is coming for all of us every day – and for Iran when that respect and offer of friendship grow in Iranian hearts. Just wait and see!