“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

I could try to capture in words just how I felt as I listened to the swearing in ceremony of our 44th President.

I could try to explain that brief soaring of the heart I had during his speech,  that moment of teary-eyed elation that resisted the impulse of my inner cynic to suppress.

I could try to justify why, today of all days, at this very moment in time, I am very proud of my country.

Instead, in honor of the day, I am just going to turn the key on that cynic and just let myself have this moment of optimism and hope.

Tomorrow it’s back to work.

January 20th, 2009 at 2:45 pm
2 Responses to “In Honor of the Inauguration”
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    Tracey Says:

    OH MY…that’s IT! You summed up my feelings perfectly yet again. Thanks for putting it into words that make a lot more sense than anything I’ve tried to eek out.

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    WIlliam McNaughton Says:

    I felt a lump, too. It was just the knot in my gut from the coming disaster that’s going to ensue from electing a socialist and Chicago machine politician to the highest office in the land.

    The long night has descended. But the day does have one silver lining.

    We are now one day closer to the end of the Obama administration.

    The Republic will survive.