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.