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There are so many moments to write about from yesterday. The crowd, the speech, the poem, the music, the benediction, Michelle, Malia and Sasha, the moving vans outside the White House, Ted Kennedy on the floor, Bush in a Helicopter, Cheney in a wheelchair, the Obamas walking, the Obamas dancing, the Chief Justice stumbling….
But when I finished listening to his speech I grabbed my pen and wrote down three words. Service, Cooperation and Community. They were the words that jumped out to me during the speech. The belief that if we can all find a way to serve something greater than ourselves, work together, and care for our community; be that local, national or global, we can turn this spirit of hope into real change for the future.
It’s a simple message, and it may sound idealistic, but so did the idea of electing a black man, Barack Hussein Obama, to be the 44th president of the United States.
What a day.