Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A world of hurt, a world of hope

I can't imagine what more I can add to the chorus of voices weighing in on the inauguration. We set up a big screen at work and watched a streaming video of the inauguration. Some of us wept, all of us cheered, we bowed our heads for both Rev. Warren and Rev. Lowry's prayers and surely prayed in our own words, too. It was an amazing day.

It's been fun to be from Chicago this week. Our state has its share of bad press with respect to government, but the tone of this week seems to have affected people of the street. I noticed more folks smiling and making eye contact, exchanging a word with someone the passed on the street. Would that every day held such palpable hope and promise!

1 comment:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

It has been a bright spot for the state. We're going to need it with Blago's trial looming next week.