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Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

There's a Kind of Hush...

Barack H. Obama has just been sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America.

And what a speech he gave. Granted, I had a bit of a problem with one or two things he said, but to my own self I say this right now, "Poof! Piddle-paddle and droplets of dew in the tropical rain forests of the world!"

On the whole, I am feeling a weird and euphoric sense of hope swelling within me, threatening to burst. I wonder where this mighty sense of hope springs from?

From the fact that he is the first man of colour to be sworn into one of the most coveted posts of the world?
From the fact that I am now old enough and wise enough (hopefully) to understand the significance of his this historic change?
From the fact that in the desolate sea the world is swimming in, I need to believe and fervently hold onto the fact that now that we have hit rock-bottom, the only way we can go, is up?
From the fact that while we make a mockery of our democracy, abusing the powers that we as a people have been entrusted with, there are countries in this world that cherish the ideals of that very same principle?

Whatever be the reason, I do know that I am very hopeful. And I pray that these hopes are not buried in the graveyard of broken dreams and false promises.


mister avant garde said...

yes we can :)

noon said...

Nice post. Yes, that is my feeling - from the pits one can only try to look up for a breath of fresh air and life. Sure hope even if he is not perfect, that he brings the nation forward with the hope and optimism that his historic win has generated.

Monika,Ansh said...

Very nice post. I miseed the ceremony alst night. Wish I hadn't

Still thinking said...

Hmmmm... I don't know how he'll be of help to us, but I'm glad you're hopeful.

Loved these lines from his speech...speaks for all of us.

'That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age.'

Amrita said...

You know, he was just as American as you'd expect an American president to be, but he managed to show that he was also a world leader. That's not easy... I expect I'll be disagreeing with quite a few of his policies in the future but every time I see him: instant grin on my face. Brad pitt, who?