Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One, and all.


Today, as I was watching the coverage of the inauguration on TV, I noticed that every image had "President Barak Obama" written under it. I know it was meant to mark what and who the day was all about. But after a while - viewing face after face in that endless throng on the mall, each of them so different from the next, yet each of them identified as him, as "President Barack Obama" - I began to feel that, in our shared joy, we were all and extension of him, and he of us, in one body politic, one country, for once, and for us all.

8 comments:

sageweb said...

Great picture, Love it!

yellowdog granny said...

we just like saying the words:president obama....sigh*

jason said...

I like that thought.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it "Barack"? or is this some play on W's dyxlesia?

Elizabeth said...

Good catch! And no, it was just me on lack-of-sleepia.

Fabulástico said...

American people expectations about him are so I that the poor man will find it very hard to deliver.

It will be very difficult to be the president of all Americans since one can not please Greeks and Trojans same time.

Elizabeth said...

Fabulastico - For me, even if he did no more than what he's already done in the last five days - close Guantanamo, end US torture of detainees - it would be enough for me. He's already succeeded completely.

Doralong said...

While there is a staggering amount of work to be done to fix this country- the fact that even a die hard cynic like me feels hope that there's a chance we can all come together an work for the common good gives me more hope than I have had in a very, very long time.