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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

happy inauguration day!

I was wide awake long before the sun came up this morning, as excited as I remember being as a kid on Christmas. An hour later, I'm not only awake, I'm showered and dressed and ready to go to D&T's for an Inauguration-watching Breakfast. I'm so excited I can hardly sit still here, so I'll make it quick.

Today is such a big day, not only for our country, but for the world. I'm so darn proud of us for electing Obama. And for the first time in many years, I'm proud to be an American. I'm also intensely grateful to be alive at this point in time, to be here to see all this, and to feel an optimism and sense of hope the world hasn't had in a long, long time.

I even made Obama Marbles yesterday. They aren't very good, but I just needed to pour some of my creative happiness into some glass. Today is a day of big celebration. But tomorrow there's work to be done. No matter what side of the fence we were on back in November, the gates are all open now, and we're all in this together. We're playing for all the marbles, and I have faith that along with our wonderful new president, we'll do a terrific job.

Welcome President Obama!


Michelle (in the UK) said...

Kim, I thought you would like this ~ written by Astrologer, Jonathan Cainer ~
'Obama Panorama
Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu at 7.24pm local time. He's a dignified Leo with the Moon in thoughtful Gemini and calm, composed Aquarius rising. He sometimes describes himself as 'restless'. And, to an astrologer, this is confirmed by a conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter forming a 150-degree 'quincunx' angle to his triple conjunction of Sun, Mercury and Uranus. With five key planets in a permanent state of unresolvable flux, he's mission driven, sincere and brave yet realistic. He has already changed the world. But his work has only just begun.'
There's hope !

Deborah Rael-Buckley said...'s for all the marbles and Obama has placed himself in the middle of chaos and opportunity. It was a wonderful day and I felt the same way-like I was 6 years old and I couldn't breathe waiting to hear Santa all night long. It was a wonderful sight! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ryan said...

I was so proud of a man who could get up and make we want to do better, do good works, make a difference. A leader both by examples= as well by values, common values, something we can build upon, a trustworthy foundation for a real future. I woke up at 12:42 and could not go back to sleep. I had to go to work but was able to watch the speech on my computer at work--2 million people the most ever in DC, proud, ready, and hopeful. Wow!



In India, too, we are very much hopeful about President Obama and his work

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