I just watched Obama’s Inaugural Speech (it’s 2pm now). Thanks to the technology of TiVo it was like seeing it live, but I got to fast-forward through all the people standing around and the commercials. I also was able to read the transcript as he was speaking (available here at the San Francisco Chronicle).
What I find appealing about this 44th President of the United States is that he makes me feel like I, personally, have the influence to change the world. That the programs, directions, energy, whatever it is so that is so that I can personally contribute will be provided. I feel empowered, inspired.
Dr. Joseph E. Lowery’s Benediction was pretty inspiring, also. I really liked “When Tanks are beaten into tractors.”
I’m also delighted that they are such a handsome and happy-looking couple. They look like they’re having the time of their life here! I love Michelle’s outfit! Glamorous! Speaking of stylish and pretty, I didn’t realize Laura Bush was so pretty! I guess we didn’t see much of her.
Edit: Did I mention how much I LOVE that dress? Those gloves? Awesome!
I hope we as a nation are able to put this positive energy to use, and that the direction we’ve chosen is the one to success!