Morning my friend and Slicer Friends,
I LOVED yesterday and for most of it I enjoyed the warmth of my living room with MSNBC keeping me rooted in DC.
Four years ago I was there, freezing and stuck in an area with Tuvia, propped up against the side of a building, covered in his hat and my scarf with no hope of even hearing the new Obama’s speech until I found a small bar with one precious table just opening up for us. Hope and change- YES! We watched the Inauguration on TV even though it was happening less than a mile from where we sat. But we had a bathroom, hot coffee and food! We shared our table with an immigrant couple from Mexico who had to come to DC as we had to see it for themselves. We all cried.
And this year… here in my cocoon, in my pjs with coffee in hand once again, as Obama made his way to the front of the Capital, grayer, more confident, and more comfortable, he was on fire and once again I cried, even though he has missed the boat on education. Let me repeat that: HE HAS MISSED THE BOAT ON EDUCATION! But I’m going to give him another chance to see the light. In fact, I’m going to send him a link to my documentary when I follow my buddy Christine to Finland and we get a closer look into the FInnish approach to education.
For now I’m going to enjoy the Progressive President we have with us. Finally he could come out!
I did take a break from the festivities to get a guitar lesson with Jon. That was some workout. I did get dressed and get out to have dinner with good friends. And I did get to finish a first draft photo book for my nephew and his new wife and I am ready to live through yesterday a second time with Tuvia who was working yesterday. Today’s a tough one for him as he waits to see election results from Israel. But this afternoon, we will share yesterday.
4 More Years!
Missed you yesterday,