January 21, 2009
What a celebration!
None will forget yesterday. Millions of happy and proud people celebrated the new America. Some of you flew, drove, or took a train to be there. Some joined the party at local pubs, homes and schools. All had a tear or more when the 44th president walked to the podium.
And what a speech! An eloquent challenge to all of us and, judging from the response, the country is ready for that challenge.
Kathleen Hart sent this quote from rapper Z: "Rosa sat so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Obama could run, Obama ran so we can fly."
I would ask for a modest amendment: "...Martin walked so Jesse could run, Jesse ran so Barack could win, so we can fly."
Last night, surrounded by colleagues, there was indeed a new mood. Yes, we can. And check out Karen Chin's video on BobFest.org.
Here we go!
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