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.