He started his speech with the words, "I am humbled..." What could prepare a person for the heady experience witnessed today in DC? At a meeting last night someone noted how often media have used the words "pilgrimage" this week. He also thought the events in Washington looked more like a coronation. Certainly there has been exuberance and weighty expectations placed on a human being but history has left people hungry for vindication.
Like much of America, we have been watching inaugural events on TV. I grew up in the 50's and 60's and scenes of fire hoses, dogs and violence against civil rights marchers were imprinted in my memory. Today's milestone seems unbelievable. We wish him well and pray for President Obama to succeed.