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How About Lively?
November 20, 2008 |
Post to the Host:
I loved your column on Barack Obama but what in the world did you mean describing Michelle Obama as "jumpy"?
St. Louis MO
She has a lot of physical energy, a lot of bounce. I don't mean she's nervous or anxious, just that she has a quickness and grace. I liked the word "jumpy" but can see how it might be taken another way. No, she is very cool, very much herself, not self-conscious, but like a lot of young people she hops and bops when she moves. It's going to be fun to have that young family in the White House, don't you think? That graceful way they walked out on stage in Grant Park on Election Night didn't stride, didn't jump around or wave their arms, moved with quiet joy and grace, aware of how much the night meant to so many people. I truly admire that gracefulness and humility about them. So okay, I won't say "jumpy" again. How about lively?