My six day excursion was jam-packed with so many exciting events that I find myself at a loss for words that adequately describe the experience. The inauguration events were not just exciting, they were more than that. Words, even pictures, don't do justice to the spirit that permeated the cold Washington air. "Surreal" comes to mind, but that's not quite it. Makes it sound weird, I think, and it wasn't.
So, I'll wait another day, perhaps putting pen to paper to help me focus and identify what I was feeling and still feel about all that went on.
In the meantime, allow me to say that I had a great time with my son... He started his new job while I was there and seems to be very excited about the opportunity to work for the president. Who wouldn't be I guess? We spent a lot of time together, but I also tried to give him the space to spend some time with friends without his mom in tow. I read, I watched TV and just relaxed. It was nice to be away from it all.
So, news and impressions of the inauguration will follow in the next couple of days. The channel becomes how to write about it all without banalizing it? I hope you will check back to see if I succeed. I invite you to share the experience with me as soon as I know what to say.