Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Just Another Ordinary Day


Today is just another ordinary day. I woke up. Drank a shitload of coffee. Made breakfast. Got one son ready for school. Got the other one ready for the day. Did some work. Checked the ice on my rink.

Inauguration day is always amazing to me. Peaceful transfer of power, hope, trepidation all converge in a show of pomp and circumstance that rivals most monarchies. Freedom is fluid and the fact that we can change the ruling party overnight without bloodshed or violence makes this country the most remarkable and stable society in history. Yesterday a black man was sworn in as President of the United States. No shots fired. No unusual displays of discourse. As extraordinary as it was that we elected a black man as President of the Untied States it was just another ordinary inauguration. It was just a beautifully orchestrated show of our countries unity and common ground.

To me,the fact that this Inauguration Day was business as usual shows how far we have come and what makes our country the greatest in the history of this planet.

Here's to many ordinary days to come.

3 comments:

Melinda said...

Congratulations to you all! I have very high hopes for your President Obama.
I wish that our government was celebrated more here in Canada. We usually jeer at the one leaving as we sigh and say of the new one, "well at least he's the lesser of two evils".

Suldog said...

Amen, Cuz.

Anali said...

You got it exactly right. I was so hoping for just a normal transition. Afraid to even think of what could happen. Holding my breath until the last moment. And then the do-over. Talk about waiting to exhale!