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Watching History

I just came back to the computer after gathering in a large classroom to watch the inauguration together with  students, teachers and administrators.  We had some disappointing technical glitches but I was moved by the rapt attention paid to the projection on the wall.  Some, like me, had quiet tears rolling down their faces.  Others watched with this intent and focus. 

I feel a weight lifted.  It's 45 minutes into the Obama presidency and I feel lighter though nothing has yet been done. 

The speech was wonderful.  It was direct and pointed at the times, inspirational and, I think , that like most of Obama's big speeches, it gave hope and also indicated that we, as Americans, have a responsibility to ourselves to make things better than they've been.

I wish I had a glass of wine to toast to the new era of American greatness.

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redqueenmeg
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
we, as Americans, have a responsibility to ourselves to make things better than they've been.

I totally agree, and this reminds me of one of my favorite lines by Starhawk that goes something like "The world wasn't always this way. It doesn't always have to be this way. So what kind of world do we want to live in? Let's create it!"
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