Thursday, January 22, 2009

Inaugural Thoughts


Well, I didn't make any of the Inaugural events. I stayed home with my wife who is on crutches. She encouraged me to go to the African Diaspora Ball and the events downtown, but I stayed home and we watched it together on CNN; It was nice. I'm a little sad that I missed it up close and live, but I definitely did not want to miss it without my mosadi -- my loving wife. Were you there in person? Tell us about it:

13 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

this aint the Mountain Top or Promised Land - Not yet

Lyrically speaking said...

Wish you had made it there, I know you're such a good photographer and the pics would have looked superb, especially digital :) Oh well, there will be many other occasions for you to paint the town red. Have a good weekend. Hope your wifey have a speedy recovery.

Mickle in NZ said...

I hope Ratu is okay and recovering well, care and huggles to you both.

I got up at 5.30am here to watch it all.

Christina said...

No, watched it all the way from here, on t.v. ; )

Get well wishes to your wife.

Fly Girl said...

That's so sweet that you stayed home with you wife. I had orginally planned to go with my family but the crowds and cold kept us at home with the kids. We watched the coverage all day though, I'm still beaming.

Crankyputz said...

I watched it on a big screen in Dundas square in Toronto, and loved the communal atmosphere. We Canadians are as in love with Obama.

Stephen Bess said...

TStephens-
True. Thanks for the link.

Cathy-
yeah, it would've been cool. I'll pass on the well wishes.

Mickle-
She's doing great now. Thanks.

Christina-
The pictures would've been great. Thanks.

FlyG-
Yeah, it was a moment to be shared with that someone special.

CrankyP-
Yeah, the world just loves this man. I pray that they'll love him even more a year from now.

get zapped said...

Well, you did the good deed and stay with your wife (who I hope is recovering quickly). I thought about flying back for it, but decided the Metro would be almost impossible to get through, so instead I streamed it live on CNN and watched it from the comfort of my office. It was a day of tears and smiles. I couldn't believe all those people on the Mall!

Peace to you.

Emil said...

Speedy recovery to your wife. I can only but imagine the frustration of being immobile.

I watched it on CNN, BBC and Sky News, all different angles! Yeh, I do things in extreme, especially if they have significant meaning to my existence. I also addressed the issue of hope: http://emiljung.co.za/?p=2830

Sadly, some still make it an issue of race, the significance certainly not ignored, but here we have someone who was voted in as President a President not on the basis of the color of his skin but on the content of his character. From the days of “inferiority” to King’s mountaintop, Americans have overcome.

"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord."

Best wishes and enjoy the journey (I am slightly envious, for I can still remember our own "overcoming" in 1994 and the hopeful feelings ... we need it yet again)!

Writer on Board said...

B,

So sorry to read that wife is on crutches. Spent some of this past summer on crutches. Awful. Hope she gets well soon or is well.

-A

Jacqueline Smith said...

Lots of us here in Jamaica were glued to the telly.

poeticpin said...

SB,
Hope your wife will get well soon.
That event was a significant day in history, many appear to have varied views on the significance.
One love

Rethabile said...

I hope moratuoa oa hau is feeling better. I watched it on the Beeb. Great, great, great. Except the part where The Shrub is booed. That wasn't nice at all.

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