Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

Congratulations! It is fascinating to see how the new president is welcomed everywhere. I'm thrilled by this uprise of hope and iniative all over the USA. It reminds me of the days when the communist regime in East Germany gave up and people flocked out of the land and other people into it. There was such a relief to be freed from the burden of constant menace.
I do hope that this change will have a mutual effect. That confidence will replace paranoia. And looking over to Washington: Now -- in contrary to my feelings during the past years -- I wish I was among these singing and cheering people.
Okay, in last summer, when the candidate visited Berlin, we knew: In Germany, Obama was elected already then.

Inauguration tea party: We watched it at 6 p.m., while having tea and cookies, barley coffee and soy milk. Looks a bit messy, I admit.


jude said...

it will be great if we can properly embrace the potential that has been gifted here.

Carmen Rose said...

I feel like a kid at my first Christmas, I am just so excited! My hubby is driving tour bus in DC today - poor thing, he won't be able to see anything but he will be there! And I will be glued to my TV!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

It is exciting to hear that you too feel what we are feeling, this new hope. I am so grateful to be alive to witness this event and the faces of the people in the crowd. It is
one of the greatest moments in my life.

Judy said...

I think the excitement was felt all around the world! What a great day for us all!!!


ArtSparker said...

Glad everyone was able to join in, my sister watched from England.