Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This is a photo of the cover of last week's New Yorker. I really like it -- I am thinking I may get it framed and put it up on the wall. I once saw a photo in a design magazine of a powder room wallpapered in old New Yorker covers -- mmm, I would love to do that one day. Of course, I'd have to collect a lot of covers, and I don't tend to keep back issues around for too long because I despise clutter.
So, we have a new President. It's so exciting. I'm glad we ditched our plans to go to the inauguration. 2 million people all huddled together in the cold, no matter how historic the event they came for may be, is not my idea of a good time. I can just see myself having a massive panic attack. I was quite content to watch it online. Plus, I am still sick and I think Steph may be getting sick AGAIN. Last night she had a low-grade fever. *SIGH* It's going to be a fun winter of passing illnesses back and forth, let me tell you.
But I digress -- back to President Obama. Something that I like about him is his relationship with his wife. Sure, I really have no idea what they are like together when they are alone, but they seem to have a lot of admiration for each other and a sense of camaraderie. I can picture them sitting in the White House and making up silly little songs and singing them together, the way that Steph and I do. When they look at each other, I see a lot of love between them. This has little to do with his abilities as a leader, I'm sure, except that I think making a marriage truly work takes a lot of effort, compromise, and skill. That's right, I said skill -- finding someone with whom you are compatible is not enough -- it takes actual work and learning, in my opinion, to have a successful marriage. I liked Clinton all right, but don't respect him so much because of his philandering, and I never saw any chemistry between George W. and Laura Bush. I trust someone more to lead me who is able to have a solid partnership with another person. Don't know why -- I just do.
Posted by Adina at 12:46 PM