Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A new day

I really can't remember how long it's been since I felt this happy, this hopeful and this proud to be an American. I do remember that eight years ago I was furious and angry and for all these years I've felt pretty hopeless and fed up with our government.

But today was extraordinary, better than I could have ever imagined. President Barack Obama is the most inspiring leader in my lifetime and I feel so optimistic and excited about our future...no matter how long it takes to solve the difficult problems that we're facing.

And he's very attractive too, isn't he?

I love the blog post that Margaret and Helen wrote today (are you familiar with their blog?) It's fantastic. It's on my blog list and I suggest you read it.

And tonight I'm just dancing and partying in my living room.

Happy New Era! I look forward to tomorrow, when the new administrations announces the first actions of their agenda.


Mia said...

Wasn't it wonderful! His Inaugural address was a speech for grownups, and it was great to be treated like an adult instead of a spoiled brat.

red said...

what an amazing event...i couldn't believe it, but i kept tearing up...i've been so cynical these last 8 years, i didn't think i could be this moved. my first tears came on sunday when i saw 88 yr old Pete Seeger out there with his banjo (he was a hero of mine in my youth). well, let the change begin...

Robin Amos Kahn said...

Yes, I absolutely loved seeing Pete Seeger too. He looked so happy! And Bruce Springsteen seemed delighted to be on the stage with him.

I teared up all day too. So emotional.

I wish I could be a fly on the wall in the Oval Office today.

Barbara said...

Robin, I couldn't agree with you more. The day was filled with hope and inspiration and was nothing short of miraculous in every sense.
This is a new beginning for not only our country but for the world.

judith said...

A great day that was historic, sober, inspirational and a strong message to the world that we are here and we are strong.
When Bush flew over the city in his helicopter for the last time, I couldn't help but sigh in relief waving good-bye to stupidity, greed, and public neglect.
thanks for the post

LenoreShaw said...

I cried on and off all day.