Thursday, December 30, 2010

December Response--Jake Mather

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When the Wake Up! coalition began, a group of like-minded individuals, young and old, created both forms of Goethe’s magic. A bold move by young adults for believing in themselves that Wake Up! will make a difference, that Wake Up! will make magic. And after sitting in the Wake Up! meeting on December 29, 2010, I believe that anyone present noticed magic was in the air. The magic that permeates this project is powerful because the chemistry between everyone involved is phenomenal. Every meeting, each individual brings something new to the table for discussion. Every meeting, I never want the experience to end. I am incredibly proud of every person involved. I learn things about my friends that never occurred to me before. We make each other believe that we will become a powerful force in the community. We make each other believe that we will correct the wrongs in our society. We believe in ourselves and in the beginnings of our movement. We are bold, we have motivation. Instead of talking the talk like most teens, we are proud to walk the walk as well. I think that is magic in and of itself.

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