It is the stangest thing. I have had the tv on a lot over the past few days watching the inauguration and post inauguration stuff. Since Tuesday everytime I see Obama on tv I feel like I need to pinch myself. I almost feel like I live in a new country - like we have somehow transformed or- OH, I know, like on LOST when the Island vanishes! It's like we've popped up as some kind of new and improved country. I know that makes no sense, but like I said, I have just been silly.
And I know this has been said a million times, but it's so great that people feel this way - but I am so proud to be an American right now! And when I heard that with two million people in DC watching the inauguration and there was not one single arrest - it just made me, well, silly - I welled up with tears. I think this man embodies hope. He just IS hope.
I'm so happy.