Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

I missed most of the festivities the first time around, since I was teaching. As the excitement was building, I was intercepting a note which read, in part, "Who do u like?" But as soon as possible, I was online watching snippets of video. I still haven't heard Obama's whole speech but I read the text of it. And I did get to watch live as the new president and his wife walked down the street, looking relaxed and happy (and surrounded by security personnel who didn't look at all relaxed or happy).

It was an exciting day. I would love to see the enthusiasm and goodwill of today last into the months and years ahead.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

I would love to see the enthusiasm and goodwill of today last into the months and years ahead.

I think we all do! Everyone at our kids' school was watching the events, many in their classrooms and some in the auditorium (the events overlapped many lunch periods). I watched with some of the kindergarteners in the library - they were quite well-behaved for 5 and 6 year olds! (It helped that the squirmiest or most bored could head back to the classroom.)