Friday, January 14, 2011

Obama keeps the beat

This from actor John Taflan who plays Allen Ginsberg in The Beats among others.

"Thanks for the inspiring words, Ann.

A quick bit for you:

I was moved to tears this morning by President Obama's speech in Arizona.

View speech here.

Not only because of the maddening brutality of the event which necessitated it, but because of just how BEAT the speech was.

Listening to him you could hear Corso, LeRoi, Kerouac, Ginsberg; all of them. A chorus of love flowing from the pedestal.

At the end of the speech, in reference to Christina Green--the youngest victim of that terrible day--he says (and I paraphrase, slightly)

'May we be forever worthy of her gentle spirit'

Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent kindness of the soul."

-John Taflan
Photo by the great Anthony Aicardi

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