Monday, November 7, 2016
Independence Mall, Bruce Springsteen, and Secretary Clinton
I love Philadelphia--lived there for many years. One of the great pleasures of living in the city was seeing/walking by/driving by Independence Hall, regularly--as well as the nearby pavilion, on Independence Mall, housing the Liberty Bell.
On television, tonight, I watched part of the election-eve rally for Secretary Clinton, taking place on Independence Mall. Seeing Independence Hall--shown, most often, in the distance--made me miss being in Philadelphia.
I did not see all of Bruce Springsteen's performance, at the rally, but saw him sing "Long Walk Home," and "Dancing in the Dark." His band wasn't with him--he simply accompanied himself on the guitar--and his low-key performance was, I thought, moving and beautiful.
After his performance, there were fine speeches by First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama--and a nice speech by Secretary Clinton. It is a precarious moment, in America's history--and I wish the Secretary the very best, in Tuesday's voting.