One of the privledges of working from home, is having a TV in my office. I was lucky enough to watch the Inauguration – until they stopped covering it. I was touched by the emotion, the human moments, and the overall day.
Here are a few things I will remember for a long time…
- 2 Human moments during the Oath.
- Michelle Obama NEVER looked cold.
- Aretha’s bow/hat situation
- Charlie Gibson (is now forever my favorite anchor)
- Him being sooooooo concerned about Michelle Obama and if she was cold or not.
- Him being worried about the people skating on the reflecting pool – was it frozen solid, hope no one fell, what if they fell in.
- Him being “a father of two daughters, who knows about coats” in respect to Sasha and Malia
- Him being WORRIED. that the parade would pass the viewing stand, with out the President there, and how that would be so sad for both the entrants and President Obama. As he explained later – there were over 5K requests to march in the parade, and only 104 entrants. Each entrant had prepared specially to perform for the President and if he missed it – it would be SAD for everyone.
- Him wondering how the Obamas (and the parade entrants) were dealing with the bathrooms.
- President Obama flashing a “hang loose” to his childhood Hawaii Schools
- Michelle and Barack dancing in the Viewing Booth as the step bands went by.
- The first EVER LGBT band to march in the parade.
- Malia and her pink camera taking photos and video’ing her dad taking the oath and making a speech.
- Barack joking with the troops at the Commander in Chief ball
- The Benediction at the conclusion of the Inauguration Ceremony
- Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around … when yellow will be mellow … when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen
- Jesse Jackson’s statement that President Obama had completed “the last lap of a 54-year civil rights race”
I know that not everyone is as thrilled about this as I am – but today, was an amazing day, a day to remember, and for me a day to be proud of.