This Time cover is well known by now, and it was quite prophetic as it turns out. Today is inauguration day and a joyful day for so many. For those of us who supported Barack Obama from the grassroots level on up, for those of us who will celebrate our first African American president, for those who simply look forward to a change of power in Washington, today is a day to celebrate. To celebrate diversity, history, new directions.
While it's unfair and unrealistic to expect Obama to unravel all of our massive problems in a flash, for me it is comforting to know that a politician I believe in will be taking the helm. For eight long years I've waited for whomever might step in to take over from the Bush administration, and I could not be more pleased that America came together under a common purpose and a common leadership and common inspiration and put the majority of their votes behind Obama.
Today is an exciting day, a hopeful day, a joyful day. An historic day for every one of us no matter what party, race, religion, or location. Happy Inauguration Day!!!