Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration, Mr President.


view from my office (since DNC)
This has been my first time watching the Inauguration because honestly, I didn't feel like I was part of this process before. This time, I did. I was there. I was involved. I work in Denver, and experienced every day of the DNC. I was able to sit 10 rows back in a 1000 seat auditorium and listen to Obama speak to his (and our) vision with my son, my husband and my mother. I believe in change, and yearn for it. I am ready for the world to experience a new America. So, today I watched this amazing man become our 44th President of the United States with so many others. And, I was so hopeful.
Keith Olbermann put it into words that best explain it (for me): "You've seen those videotapes of Walter Cronkite, the night that man landed on the moon for the first time, when Neil Armstrong stepped out, and he could just barely get out monosyllables. Politically, that's what this is. This is man on the moon."
It is the dawn of a new day. And as he said, it will take all of us. I cannot wait. I'm ready. Are you?
Yes, we can.... and we will.

6 comments:

Diane said...

The 'man on the moon' analogy was great!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing your view. I was home, alone watching it and taping it for my family. This has been a fabulous day.

blueviolet said...

I still can hardly believe it! :)

Sometimes Sophia said...

Yep... Obama's speech was great... and inspirational. He has an awful burden and, yes, he needs the help of every American. Let's hope we rise to the occasion.

wendy said...

You know, I didn't vote for Obama. That being said, he is now our president and my wish is that he is the best president we've ever had. We need a big change and I hope he is able to lead us well.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Hoping and praying over here too...

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