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.