Should today not have been a national holiday? Should we as a nation not rest for one day every four years to honor ourselves and our President?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
NewFNP did pause today. She sat on the floor of the standing room only waiting room with a precocious five-year old African-American patient in her lap, her five-year old scrawny arms draped around newFNP's neck so that she and newFNP were watching the oath of office cheek to cheek.
"Do you know what today is?" newFNP asked this little girl, M as Vice President Biden exited the podium.
"No - what?" M replied.
"Today is a very special day. We are getting a new president - our first black president," newFNP told her.
"Obama?!?" she exclaimed, wide-eyed, although she pronounced his name Obommer. "I like Obommer!"
"So do I," newFNP said, giving M a big squeeze. "So do I."