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.