Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Red, White, and Blue Day

I'm so proud of our country. We take for granted this peaceful transfer of power, I think, forgetting how revolutionary it still is.

It's an amazing day. I wish I could be there with the two million who witnessed the inauguration of Barack Obama, but I feel as if we are all there in spirit today. The thing with feathers is fluttering in my heart once more, and I'm a bit verklempt. It makes me realize how difficult these past eight years have been. I've been holding my breath, braced for more horror from my own government. Now, I hope, I can breathe a bit freer. And so will the rest of the world.


Jane said...

Long time lurker coming out to say that you hit the nail on the head! Today felt like an entire country exhaling.

Nina Berry said...

I have a lurker?? I'm so excited!

Thanks for posting, Jane. I'm glad to know you feel the same way. Phew! Now we can breathe!