Sunday, April 15, 2007

in the presence of greatness

Last night I met former president Bill Clinton at the inaugural event of the Millennium Network, a new branch of the Clinton Foundation geared towards mobilizing leaders under the age of 40. He is incredibly inspirational. I am in awe of the power that he emanates. And rightly so. His organization has done so much for saving the lives of people stricken with HIV/AIDS in Africa, notably making the prescription medications for treatment available at significantly lower costs to the African people. I felt honored to be in the same room with someone who can move mountains like Clinton can. When he entered the room, his power and energy were so present that I was shaking! I was inspired and invigorated by his speech, to start doing the right thing and be part of the solution and use my energy in positive ways. I was so wired when I finally got home that I could hardly sleep. I'm still on a high.

And I know that I've mentioned this before, but if you still have not read the New Yorker article about Bill Clinton and the work he's doing with his foundation, read it now.

1 comment:

Lilia said...

It's so cool that you had that experience. Get some sleep tonight, sweetie.