Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Some of My Favorite Moments
The moment it became real.
A moment of encouragement.
A moment of grace. Michelle gives Laura a gift. A journal and pen for her memoirs.
One of many moments of pride. America smiles out to the world.
And the world smiles back. In the town where his father was born.
In the elementary school my son attended 25 years ago. I was delighted to find this photo - the Schools Chancellor joined the students to watch the Inauguration. When my son was there he was bullied and insulted. He was asked why he was so dark when his mother was white. I closed my eyes and imagined him being able to say he was just like the President.
Speaking of our children ... They were watching from Iraq.
Along with the warriors who came before them - The Tuskegee Airmen.
The Queen stood where Marion Anderson couldn't.
A moment of genuine joy
I watched the real "regular Joe" - with his wife, with his son. I remembered Palin asking if she could call him Joe. I laughed out loud - No Sarah, you can call him Mr. Vice President.
This isn't from yesterday. It was taken at the Lincoln Memorial concert but Malia had her camera with her yesterday too. So engaged in the world around her.
And the Lion survived another battle ...
It was a good day.