(photo from AOL)
Today was supposed to go to Mobile, but that fell apart, so I am watching inauguration festivities. What a momentous day in American History! In the not so far distance of history, folks with the skin color of our first family were slaves of white skinned people. They couldn't eat or drink where white people ate or drank and everyone knows the history of the injustices and cruelty that was perpetrated by our nation upon a race of people. Today an Afro-American will be our new President of the United States of America.
Around the White House appears to be a joyous celebration! I can't help but join in the emotions, the tears of joy and relief that so many are feeling. These feelings aren't just for the joy that prejudice has been defeated a blow, but because I believe this incredible couple, Barack and Michelle Obama, will be up to a truly daunting job.
I had my doubts two years ago, but slowly and surely this dynamic young family has won me over. (I am now watching two very beautiful young girls come down the steps on the way to the speech area looking so very self-assured.) I will research anything that captures me to the bare atoms and yet inside these atoms. I, personally, am satisfied. No, I don't expect walking on water. I do expect and believe that we have one of the best leaders we could ever have for "such a time as this." At any rate, a President that is not afraid to cry on national TV has my heart, all the way.
The past living presidents and a man we should never have let go as President, Al Gore, come down the steps looking wonderful. Ted Kennedy looks better than he ever has despite his recent illnesses. Barbara and George Bush look like they've been at a spa - they must be SO relieved!
Fashion - ah, a new day in the White House. Michelle looks like a queen in her goldish green matching dress and coat. The last time I saw her on TV, she had on a gorgeous bright red dress. Hillary Clinton even had on an electric blue coat...ah, like a coat I have been swooning for.
The main part is over - Obama's speech was awesome - I feel an era of depression, discouragement, and cynicism is over for the U.S. It is my hope that we will join together to work with an amazing leader to bring our beloved country to a standard where we will be proud once again.