Thursday, January 29, 2009

We're not in Kansas anymore!

I don't think I realized until I woke up last Wednesday morning and exhaled, that I had been holding my breath all inauguration day.  Not really quite believing that it was actually happening.  Not really believing that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were really gone.  Hoping against hope that nothing would go wrong.  Hoping that the inauguration would go smoothly.   That everyone would be safe.  That no skinhead racist patriot would try anything.  

And when I did look around on Wednesday, with the sobering yet inspiring words of the inaugural address still resonating in my ears, I said out loud the words "President Obama", and they made me smile.  Every time I hear the phrase I am grateful that our long national nightmare is beginning to end.  

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