Adaptation of Lincoln and the One-Armed Man

My client tomorrow for an installment of “Abraham Lincoln and the One-Armed Man” is undergoing extensive change. They are a medium-sized organization about to be merged into a substantially larger entity. Yes indeed, that’s change.

I re-read the Gettysburg Address in light of the overall issue of change. It’s remarkable how germane the speech is to change. For one thing, Lincoln explains the recent bloody battle as part of a fundamental change in the nation. He urges his listeners (and readers) to go forward uplifted by the continued need for such change. Finally, he links the change to the realization of unfulfilled potential that began with founding.

Change in this instance is dramatic, stirring, painful, and sweeping.