Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Meanwhile, back at the Mall...

Not the Maine Mall or any other shopping mall, I mean THE MALL in Washington, DC. The "people's mall" where millions are packing themselves in like sardines this morning to hear (and probably not see) Obama's inauguration. Bekah and her friends headed out around 4 am and stood in line to get through a security gate until at least 7:30. 

As of 9:30 she called to say that somehow--and she truly does not know how--they ended up on the Mall at 4th Street, which is the point nearest the Capitol that any "ordinary people" are allowed to be! I encouraged her to notice as much as she can, to remember everything, and to write it all down as soon as she gets home so that she will have it forever. Her own slice of this amazing piece of history.

What a hopeful, wide-open kind of day, full of the energy of newness and possibility.

1 comment:

Sarah said...


Talk about DELIGHT!!!

Nora is there too!

Happy, Happy Day!!