Tuesday, January 20th was a fine day. I watched the inauguration of President Obama with Lucy, who did not understand the importance of the moment. She will someday. The excitement of the event was infectious. On the walk to work, I overhead an excited conversation between two boys as they jostled down the sidwalk together after school, each of them holding paper American flags that they had colored with crayons.
Boy 1: Did you know that Barack Obama is already in the White House, right now?!
Boy 2: Yay! I know!
And on their way they went, their moms following not far behind.