Tuesday, January 20, 2009
We Were There
In some places the snow had turned to ice. The temperature hovered in the high twenties. There we were in Rockefeller Center watching the inauguration of Barack Obama. Cameras and cell phones photographed the television screens as though the president were actually there. We applauded. We bowed our heads. We wept.
Today, wherever we were, we were there actively participating in one of this country's most hopeful moments.