A New Dawn, A New Day

The Washington State Capitol in Olympia.
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Of course, I was glued to the TV and the news channels for All Things Inaugural. It was an amazing experience, and I have to admit I was moved to tears and deeply touched, not to mention totally envious of people who were able to be there in the flesh.

I visited Washington once, when I was twelve, on a family vacation back in the early 70’s. I’ve never forgotten it, and I can only imagine how electric the atmosphere was during this historic event. Alas, I couldn’t be there, but thanks to the technology of not only television, but the live stream of Twitter, I still feel as if I were vested and actually a part of the celebration.

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Personal Observations of a Political Nature

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama
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These were the high points for me:

** The way Obama is so loving with his girls and his wife. How he gave Michelle credit for being the love of his life. The first thing she said to him was, “I love you,” and his to her was, “Are you okay?” Amazing.

The puppy. Heh.

** The tears in the eyes of Jesse Jackson. I’m not a fan of his, but being a child in the sixties, I can feel what this election meant to him and to everyone who has ever suffered from racial prejudice.

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