Tears are running down my face as I watch Barack Hussein Obama take Presidential Oath of Office. Our country is cheering, crying and hoping that today will be a new day. That the past 8 years of bigotry and government absence will lead way to a new way of thining; a new way of life. I watch him look out over the country where hundreds of thousands of people are watching out as the 44th president of the United States is welcomed to them. What must be going through his mind! And at this moment I realize that he probably is holding back tears, fearing that he can't show weakness and cry as he probably wants to do. His voice has to be calm, controlled and confident. But as he gets deeper into his speach, you can see him actually begin to embody those quality. He IS calm, controlled and confident, though it must still be overwhelming. I am amazed at technology. I can sit here in front of my computer, hundreds of miles away in New York City, overlooking the hudson and see the new President's adams apple move as he swallows deeply when he addresses our nation on our work ahead. What charisma this man has. He was born to be President, that is for sure. I hope he remains true to his words, that ALL are created equal. Too often that phrase is used without true conviction to what that means. Gays, muslims, jews...ALL are created equal. Women, transgenders, democrats and republicans...ALL.
As the tears on my face dry, I see the President take another deep and meaningful breathe. The sunlight shines bright on his american flag pin, adding a bit of a glow to his face, reminding us that we all seek heroes. But even today, on the first day of our heroe's journey, you can see the weight of the world on his shoulders. His eyes look tired, I can't imagine what trying to sleep must have been like for him yesterday. The juxtaposition of the sense of pride for becomign the first black president of this country with the very real fear of some lunatic trying to attack him and make an impact for themselves. The weight on his shoulders must also be setting in, reminding him that he know holds all the codes, all the power in the most powerful nation in the world. However, behind the tired eyes and dark circles, the light continues to shine on our hero. He looks presidential; prophet-like even. For the first time, in a long time, I people are feeling confident, calm and controlled. We have a leader we believe in. Finally.