January 20, 2009

Today in America

We have a new president.
Change is here.

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I'm feeling fairly giddy with relief
and
hope.

"We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.
But in the unlikely story that is America,
there has never been anything false about hope."


~ Barack Obama

30 comments:

M.Kate said...

Yep...so much hope. Congrats!

A Cuban In London said...

It's a beautiful day, diva, not just for Americans, but for all of us who strive for a better society. Let's not fool ourselves, though, the hard work starts tomorrow :-).

Greetings from London.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Have a fabulous inauguration day, HDD - Hang onto that hope!

Allie said...

I also am feeling very hopeful and grateful today!

jewelstreet said...

I am too! This could be an amazing next 4 years and so historic to boot!

My Castle in Spain said...

so happy for America ! and yes the rest of the world...

have a great day today Diva!
:-)

Golden West said...

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

-Alexander Pope,
An Essay on Man, Epistle I, 1733

Victoria said...

What a wonderful quote of his.
(You know how I feel!)

The Grandpa said...

I share all of your excitement and hope.

Golden West said...

Hi Diva, Yes, many young working boys who spent extended time on the streets did smoke, as it suppressed the appetite and helped keep them awake.

Haute Country Vintage Co. said...

I love that quote, "there has never been anything false about hope"!! Great post HDD :)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

YESSSSSSS! An excellent quote and an excellent day. Hooray for us all.

Hey Harriet said...

Enjoy this very special day! I'm also very excited. Brilliant quote!

Allie said...

I am so grateful to take a part in this historic moment in America's history...even if that means taking photos of my television and making patriotic cookies with my sons.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

This day repudiates so many negatives in our long past and recent past (racial bigotry, torture as a national policy, politics of fear). I feel like a cloud has lifted from the nation and the region I am proud to call home (DC and its suburbs). O-Ba-Ma!!

willow said...

It's such an emotional day. I feel like laughing and crying at the same time. God bless America.

Sweet Repose said...

I just can't wipe the smile off my face...and don't want to...yippee!!!

sherry said...

Hope, it's what gets us through the night.

Rosebud Collection said...

I love your new shot..is that a crown on your head? Just so darn neat...

Sweet Repose said...

BTW...I loved your rebuttal on tyranny @About New York...call 'em like we see um!

Helen said...

Fairly giddy completely sums it up for me!

shiborigirl said...

I woke up this morning to find it snowing. The world was quiet around me, and with that hush, I felt at peace. Maybe it was a portent of things to come?

Hope is a GOOD thing.

BaldyLocks said...

Congratulations USA!

Jenn said...

I have been a giddy, blubbering, misty yeed and joyful mess all day watching this coverage. Hope was so underrated before, it is spreading so fast and for good reason :)

Star of the East said...

I hope all the best to you in the USA with this new fresh start!

Jeanne said...

As Glinda would say, "You can come out now! He's gone!"

Cicada Studio said...

Amen! And I love this quote.

Head Bitch in Charge said...

I have never been so excited about the election of a new president before. Hurray!!

Ann said...

I love hope...everybody should too...Hope transforms and gives us something to look forward to and sometimes a reason to live and believe in the future.

Xylia said...

He's a beautiful man inside and out. I may be across the pond, but I feel safer in this world knowing he's in charge of the nation now.