Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Yesterday

What an unbelievable day that was! Mr. Pop had a prescheduled meeting that he just couldn’t reschedule, so it was just Fred the Cat and me here watching TV.

Fred the Cat fell asleep about nine and then it was just me. As I sat here watching and listening to the talking heads, I was jubilant. Then when I saw the limo pull up and let President Obama and Michelle out, for their meeting with the bushes, and they walked into to the white house, the tears started creeping up on me. Not only did they keep doing that and trailing down my cheeks, they didn’t stop until some time after the whole inaugural event was over.

I’m not sure that it’s all real to me yet. It just seems like something I have wanted so long, and with each victory there was always another hurdle ahead. I keep feeling like there must be one more hurdle. But there isn’t and now our work begins with our new President.

My favorite line from President Obama’s inauguration speech was this one:
“We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.”

Yes We Do!

14 Comments:

Blogger Distributorcap said...

it truly was an amazing day and i kept thinking - is this real?

now the work begins to clean up the 8 year mess

January 21, 2009 3:00 AM  
Blogger diamondmc said...

Good Morning Patricia... It was so nice to wake up this morning and have an adult in the white house. The warm feeling I had yesterday is still here and even thou this country is in bad shape, things are looking up, and the sun is shinning on us.

January 21, 2009 5:15 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Oh, I get it. All this blathering on about hope and change and putting the evil past behind us and what do you do? Fail to capitalize 'Bushes.' Communist.

January 21, 2009 6:15 AM  
Blogger roger said...

it has been a very long while since any of us (the sentient among us anyway) has been moved to tears of joy about our national government. a strange feeling. i could get to like it.

January 21, 2009 7:35 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

tears all day. my favorite moment was watching all of the footage i could of the bushes and cheneys going away. the second was knowing at noon- no matter what- bush/cheney would no longer be in office and number 3- the speech.

the inclusiveness and the hard edge of taking to task and sweeping away the last 8 years- and then the rolling up of the sleeves and saying 'let's get to it together'- well, you know... :)

January 21, 2009 7:54 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i was crying and dancing and probably confusing the heck out of max. bob and layla couldn't have cared less. they were snoozing y the heat registers.

January 21, 2009 7:56 AM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

Congratulations to all of us. Oh, and by the way, BEST WEBSITE UPDATE EVER.

January 21, 2009 10:27 AM  
Blogger Sator Arepo said...

I cried as well, and I'm not afraid to admit it. What a magnificent speech.

January 21, 2009 11:49 AM  
Blogger Sator Arepo said...

And I love that you don't capitalize "bushes". Heh.

January 21, 2009 11:50 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

absolutely, PoP--
you nailed my favorite line too.
now, we've got to act on all the stuff he outlined in the speech.

I, for one, wish the pundits would let go of that arbitrary '100 days' yardstick. We all know he's going to need more than 3 months to straighten out the the last 8 years.

In regular times, I'm certain he'd be a good president. But, of course, in regular times, he wouldn't have gotten the chance to BE president.

January 21, 2009 12:06 PM  
Blogger dguzman said...

YAY!

January 21, 2009 12:53 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

“We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.”
I loved that line, PoP. What a day. What a beautiful day.

January 21, 2009 6:22 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Diamondmc said it best... an adult in the White House! Yes, it IS time to put childish things aside. That is the line anyone who wants to see things get better needs to use when the naysayers start in with their mindless talk.

I will have to pinch myself repeatedly over the next few months to remind myself that Dorkus McDumbass is no longer squatting in the White House. I think I will get used to the idea of "President Obama" pretty danged fast, though!

Hallelujah!!

January 21, 2009 7:32 PM  
Blogger Spartacus said...

My favorite line of his was:

Your people will judge you by what you build, not what you destroy.

I hope George Bush was paying close attention to that one.

January 22, 2009 6:19 AM  

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