What a beautiful day yesterday was! Bright sunshine shining on the Young Prince from the Prairie, as Garrison Keillor call him. Nearly 2 million people there. Millions and millions more of us watching TV and computer screens around the world.
Beauty and grace replacing awkwardness and negativity. An incredible visual – Dick Cheney in a wheelchair. Felt like a karmic statement on what that administration has done to our country – nearly crippled it. But not quite.
Barack’s incredible 3 continents family. Those beautiful daughters. Aretha singing, Ms. Alexander poeting, Yo Yo Ma and company playing. And I love Tis a Gift to Be Simple – turning and turning it comes out right.
And more – the luncheon with 2 senators stricken. The lateness of the schedule. Barack and Michelle walking down Pennsylvania Avenue. I missed the entire parade, but started watching again during the balls. Barack and Michelle dancing. That beautiful dress, that elegant couple.
Another karmic piece of the ritual – when Chief Justice Roberts stumbled on the words of the oath. The NY Times reports that President Obama just re-took the Oath today from Justice Roberts, as an excess of caution. Barack became president at 12 noon yesterday, with or without the oath. But better to have it done correctly on the record.