What a day, hmm? Whether you supported Obama or not, there’s no denying what an electric day this is. I have never seen such passion, such hope, as I see watching my TV screen right now, the mind boggling number of people standing in the cold to be a part of this day. I don’t know if this is being done around the country, but here in NY all public schools are watching the inauguration.
I think all agree there must be hope in order to move forward, whether on a personal, national, or international scale. Hope, faith (spiritual, in humanity, or other), and acceptance of today–right now. I’ve also come to believe we all need something to look forward to. It doesn’t have to be grand, but there has to be something. Otherwise we can’t accept today, work for tomorrow, or hope for the future.
On another note, Mama’s got a new fish. Papa brought home a surprise last night, a juvenile six line wrasse. Very beautiful, and already adjusting to his new home, swimming through the gaps in the rocks, eating the reef bugs that are the sign of a healthy tank but oh-so-ugly. 😉
I also saw someone yesterday that I haven’t seen in a while. This is someone I met several years ago when involved with a local writers’ group, who became a friend. 🙂 The girl promptly introduced her to the Wii and conned her into playing a game of baseball on the Wii Sports game. Anyway, this friend wrote the “book of her heart,” and now has an editor interested in her manuscript. Why do I mention this, besides wishing her well? Because writing, especially fiction writing, embodies what I’m thinking about today. Hope, faith that your work will rise above the slush pile, acceptance of today (the hard work and patience involved), and looking forward.
Wishing everyone a hope-full day,