“I stand here today humbled by the task before us,” he said. Not the task before me, but before us. This attitude of inclusion may be the key to longed-for change in the United States.
There is so much optimism in the chant, “Yes, we can”; so much joy in the faces of those who listened mesmerized by words of hope and challenge. I didn’t expect to feel emotional but here I am. It’s hard not to get caught up in the whirlwind of anticipation that is so much a part of this Inauguration Day.