Saturday, January 24, 2009

watching the dream

I don't think it's too much to ask of myself to keep on the high of this momentous, history-making occasion. Oh, this 44th President of ours is making me very, very happy.

Our usual Friday assembly was a special MLK, Jr. celebration today where our first graders, along with the 2nd and 3rd graders, sang a beautiful, upbeat song that went a little like this:
What can one little person do
what can one little me and you do
to help the world?
Obama's first first act as president, a proclamation declaring a national day of renewal and reconciliation and calling on Americans to serve one another.
Momentous occasion, indeed!

US Army Command Sgt. Maj. Julia Kelley, left, of the 229th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, weeps as she watches the inauguration of US President Barack Obama at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.

Iraqis gather to watch televised coverage of the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama
at a cafe in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq

Residents of Kibera, one of the poorest quarters in Nairobi gather
to watch the inauguration ceremony of US President Barack Obama in Nairobi

A friend of mine sent the link to these photos today and I had a hard time picking just these to highlight. Oh, world, you are so weird and wonderful!