Tracy - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
Did anyone watch the speech this morning? It was so moving and gave me real hope for the future...
My favorite quote:
"With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."
In addition to feeling hopeful about our political and national future, I am personally feeling an emotional release of pain I didn't know I was holding. The pain was the racial divide that has separated our country for so long. That divide has not been completely spanned, but today we are able to build together--I feel the grateful release of pain and unfulfilled longing in others, that clears the way for a boundless future. And I am so happy.