Okay, I got so involved with everything that I forgot to watch the actual inauguration, but I tuned in as everyone was heading to the luncheon. Wow! I had tears in my eyes just seeing that huge crowd of people. And later watching them walk part of the way to the White House! I don’t know why I found that so moving, but I did. Obama really has a great knack for bringing people together. As I’m watching and listening, I’m wondering what I can do to help, along with all the thousands of others who were listening. Here’s hoping that all of us stick with our new-found service aspirations. And here’s hoping that our congress can work together instead of continuing all the backbiting, ugly disagreements, etc. Tom Brokaw was saying how people in Washington who disagreed politically used to talk and be friends (way back when!). Now, it seems they stay on separate sides of the room. All of that “if you’re not with us, you’re against us” stuff. How can people make decisions without discussing the issues? I’m ready for some reasonableness–is that a word?

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