(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
I’ve been watching all of the coverage of the inauguration festivities over the last few days and am feeling at a loss for words for what is happening. The American people are collectively experiencing a healing from the fear that has gripped this country and was so exploited by the out-going administration.
This transcends politics. Its about our national psyche. The best summation that I’ve heard over the last few days was a CNN commentator who said that he’s sensing a “softening of the hearts of Americans.”
And finally, the words of Langston Hughes are seeing fruition.
I, Too, Sing America
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–
I, too, am America.
So words fail me. But for this one moment in time, I’m singing with Bono.
I’m watching the festivities. If you’d like to chat about what you’re seeing/thinking – please join me.