Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I sat on my couch, all wrapped up in the big red blanket,
watching history,
just a few minutes ago.

I watched a black man become President of the United States.

I listened to the music, and to the words, and watched the faces of the crowd.

I saw our flag waving above it all.

I am not a politician,
not an activist.
Not a Republican,
not a Democrat.

Some people say that I am naive.
A dreamer.
It's probably true.

But sometimes good things happen,
sometimes dreams come true.

I wish it weren't such a moment of history,
a black man becoming president.
It shouldn't mean anything at all.

But there was a day
when a day like today,
would have been an impossible dream.

It is a good sign for all of us everywhere,
that that day is no more.



Heidi Lee said...

Naive is the LAST thing that comes to my mind when I think of you!

KEK said...

Awesome post.
YAY!! that day is no longer going to be a day! (that probably did not make any sense.)

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Beth said...

Today's inauguration felt different from all the others I've seen. I feel hopeful. The bad news can't get me down because it feels like change is in the air.

Kristy said...

I sat up here in Canada...relaxing in my pyjamas, eating popcorn and watching history happen.
I still can't believe it.

He's not even the leader of my country, and I was still touched so deeply by what happened yesterday.


BTW...Dreamers are the best kinds of people.

Kelle said...

I miss you. Hitting me tonight that we didn't we have the holidome. I called Joann tonight and said, "I wish I had my Cryderman cousins in my living room right now." I too felt amazing yesterday. It's no lovger about opinions and parties...it's just joinin' the cause. for good. Love you!

kool kenna said...

great post
reminds me of a poem :)

Lisa Y. said...

Well said. I felt the same thrilling wonder creep into the nation. Echoing Kelle's comment...really missin' my cousins!

Brent said...

There is a profound sense of wisdom in your comments,naive or not.

Love you,


Anonymous said...

One word.. Great! Two words.. Very awesome!