Tuesday, January 20

My favorite moment of the Inaugural...

Apart from the QUAKER MUSIC, John Williams...

Was Michelle Obama's wry smile as Rev. Lowery called her daughters "angelic."

This morning my 4yo, who skips into her pre-school giggling every single day, decided to tell me "I hate school." I put my hands on my hips and talked to her as if she were born in Alabama (which she was, ha):

"Girl! Dick Cheney his own self never told a lie that big!"

Mrs. Obama, as one who is also the mother of two daughters, ages 6 and 5-in-a-month, I'm removing the drops of blue nail polish from my living room carpet this afternoon in your honor.


  1. 'Dick Cheney his own self never told a lie that big!'

    I don't believe you.


  2. Anonymous5:19 PM

    I caught that, too. A producer doing a good job.

  3. wonderful.

    and i am just loving this day. those 2 young girls just make me happy. i think of my own 41/2year old granddaughter who is the joy of my life and is chinese and i am filled with the knowlege that she can be or do anything she chooses!

  4. Noticing that glance must be a mother-thing - I noted it, too.

    And I think it is the perspective of Lowrie's 86 (87?) years.

    Once, many years ago, a somewhat older woman told me that *all* babies are beautiful. I had never noticed that before, but I've looked at every baby I saw ever since that day, and she was absolutely right.

  5. Anonymous6:58 AM

    That is such a touching song...and so a propos; he has an incredibly difficult road ahead and will need all the light he can find within him and from all those who care about making a better place to live.

    How is that you always set exactly the right tone BG?

  6. there's a Ferlinghetti poem up at my place for you.

    i like it and thought of your blog.


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