If you're down in the dumps over the economic situation, take a look at fashion photographer Bill Cunningham's latest video.
It's just possible the state we're in could lead to new American innovation - it already has in New York. I look to invention, ideas and change.
We have always been a country that has excelled at reinventing ourselves. Look at the movement from an agrarian colony, to an independent country, to battling out differences between the North and South, the movement to mechanization and cities and, more recently, the move to Silicon Valley.
We've done it before. Bill's right - we can do it again. And the tone? Positive and confident.