Going Low, Going High

The current campaign for the U.S. Presidency has certainly been full of sound bytes and I guess that some of them will become part of everyday English in their own good time. The one that has already taken me off track is Michelle Obama’s: When they go low, we go high.

The lovely lows in my world right now are these:

Sweet Autumn Leaves

And the happy highs have to be the heavenly skies:

Dawn Delight

There are times, too, when high and low merge with delicious ease bringing thoughts of both John Keats’ Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,’  and W.B. Yeats’ The trees are in their Autumn beauty …’ 


Yes, it’s a tough, rough Presidential campaign but thankfully, as Kris Kristofferson wrote:

But life goes on and this old world will keep on turning.



Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

20 thoughts on “Going Low, Going High”

  1. Insane politics here in the U.S. right now… especially with Trump (who doesn’t care about the environment and who hates certain races and classes of people). Insane politics isn’t just here in the U.S., however; we had (years ago) a visiting professor from Ireland (who was a member of Parliment). He socialized with us (in the evenings, at parties) and would say things like, “I hate all human beings.” He would also often, in obvious depression, say, “I never asked to be born.” Leaders, in any country, can be off the beam and very unstable!

    1. Oh, it’s like we’re in the U.S. at present as most of our radio stations have key people over there hosting their programmes from the thick of it.
      Now, I’d love to know who the visiting prof and member of Parliament from Ireland was???? You can whisper to me!

    1. CC, I can imagine it must be very draining.
      No need to be sorry re it spreading over here. Remember, a huge number of Irish people have settled in America over the centuries so it’s kind of in our blood.

  2. ah, too bad Michelle has already said ‘no’ – could we get her to change her mind?
    I too am sorry the current unpleasantness has spilled into the rest of the world. May it all please – somehow – end well and for the highest good.

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