Looking in from the outside, one’s view is often distorted, by distance, or perspective, by one’s own personal filter, through which all information must pass, and so it can never provide a perfect image. Nevertheless, even seen through the fishbowl perspective the media provides, with their relentless coverage of every possible moment, the marriage of the Obamas would seem to be, as the song is so famously misquoted as saying, “solid as Barack”! The pictures I have chosen speak to a union based on love, respect and trust.
The President and his First Lady make a beautiful couple. Their children are darling girls, and the President’s mother-in-law is a welcome addition to the White House and its First Family. Even Beau, the First Dog, is friendly and well-behaved. The President’s brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, is a famous basketball coach with Oregon State (gosh I didn’t realize that and I live here; I am so not a jock). Go Oregon State!
Both the Obamas are intelligent, well-educated, charming, charismatic characters. Witness the way the international community has fallen for the pair of them. Even types who you’d think would be prickly and resistant, seem to have no defenses against this fascinating, powerful and handsome couple, with their elegant carriage and beautiful smiles.
- Looks of Love
But it is the smiles they reserve for one another which I think tell the tale. It’s the looks and the touches, the courteous and unconsciously protective air he has with her. It’s the way she looks at him. You just know that, were danger suddenly to arise, they would meet it back-to-back, each one fighting to protect the other.
Even if this is the veriest fantasy on my part, still I think I’m more right on than not, and it makes me feel more secure. Our President is a brave, strong, man of high moral fiber, who loves and protects his family. Just so I feel that he is doing his best to love and protect his country. I am simply glad that he is so fortunate in his choice of a life mate. May they live long and prosper, and may we all be the better for having them as our representatives to the world. They exemplify all that is the best America can be.