Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wishin’’ and hopin’’ and thinkin’’ and prayin’’

What can I say- I am a child of the sixties and I keep thinking in song.
We did not watch all of the inaugural, but we came in the house in time to catch the wonderful music being played by some of the top classical musicians of our time. John Williams, composed and arranged with Itzhak Perlman, (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano) and Anthony McGill (clarinet). It was a real moment for both of us. I thought this what we as a people can have- hope- dreams and a bit of class. It was a class act- beautiful.
Then we watched as Barack Obama became president.

As Tom Starland said in his blog today:
President Barack Obama -The day the Earth Stood Still
"At noon today, that’s pretty much what will happen all over the world. I know Linda and I will be stopping what we’re doing to sit and watch this new era begin. I can’t imagine why anyone won’t be doing the same."

As we all know this is the start of a new journey. I am realistic enough to know it will not be easy. There is much hard work to be done, but I have more hope then I have had in 8 years.

We have been in business for 26 years. During that time the past 8 have been the hardest and the past three a real struggle. I don't think the struggle is over. I do hope we, the people, can bring a sense of security back to all of us, the American people.

I am old enough to remember JFK and the excitement of my parents when he was elected. I felt that again today.

Peace be with us.


our gallery out in the snow---

another view of our work buildings.


tsbroome said...

I just had chills watching the John Williams piece. He is my very favorite composer!! I have been a complete blob today in front of the TV or out playing in the snow. Wasn't the snow great!!

T.Gray said...

I'm not the biggest patriot in the world, well, in the way that most folks think of patriotism maybe, but today I was spellbound. I think there's a strong difference between being happy to be born in such a place as this, which I am, and blindly following whatever politician happens to be in office, which I don't. That said, I am more hopeful about, and for, Obama than I have any president since Carter.

Shortstuff said...

Amen, sister, amen. I felt the same way.

Linda Starr said...

All four sentiments for me too and hopefully some change soon for so many folks in our country.

cookingwithgas said...

it was a day for chills and tears-
and snow!
today the hard work begins.
I will be watching and keeping up with this goverment as it moves into its roles as leaders.

Annapants! said...

Not just the musicians of your time; I've had the pleasure of seeing Perlman live and shaking his hand. I've even been on the same stage as Yo-Yo Ma for a nano-second during a tech rehearsal. Believe me, I was moved to tears by the piece.

I now understand much more the hope for the nation that JFK must have brought and the devastation of his death.

cookingwithgas said...

you are a wise 30 something, one who understands the importance of arts in everyday life- your generation is getting it more each day.
and you have always been one to seek out the pleasures of art- I know I watched you grow and even now you surprise me!
Love you!-the mother figure