Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day 2009: A Writer's Dilemma

While I can conjure up the words, I can't seem to organize them into a narrative that fully expresses my thoughts and feelings about the inauguration of our country's new president.

The words seem to organize themselves into silent prayers
of thanksgiving for the gift of witnessing this historic event;
of hope for unity and reconciliation among citizens of our great nation; and
prayers of protection for President Obama and his family.


  1. Meredith - I agree, it's tough to sum up the emotions we have on a day like this - I think prayers are the order of the day!

  2. I was unprepared for the power of the event. I was expecting some bureaucratic blabbing, and maybe a few good lines in the acceptance speech. But when I saw how many people were present, in 12F, and I saw how engaged and responsive they were, and when I listened to the speech, and his tone of voice, I knew there was nothing we cannot do.

  3. Now that the event itself is over, I'm feeling hopeful about the beginning. What an extraordinary day. What a great country.


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