Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

A few snow flurries greeted me when I went
to feed the birds this morning.
I did not linger outdoors.
Today is Inauguration Day.

It has been many years since
I last turned on the television set in the daytime.
I normally listen to the radio as I do my chores.




I do not think I have ever had popcorn for breakfast.
Today is special.


I watched and remembered past Inauguration Days.



There is work to be done.

There are wounds that need healing.


There is a sweetness to today as we choose
"hope over fear."


May we learn to share, to work together.


May we learn to live in harmony with each other
and nature.

It is a new beginning day.

There is work to do.

I took the pledge to be non-violent.

Perhaps you will join me.

Namaste, I honour the light in you.

24 comments:

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....
A wonderful post. I to watched Presdient Obama. I like this man, he gives me hope. I see much good in him. I think he will do much for the world, not only America. Time will tell....I wish him good luck.

Popcorn for breakfast!! Sherry........

I shall take the pledge.......

kkryno said...

Beautiful post; I'm full of hope as well. There is just a lot to be done. I think he will age very much in the next four years.

I'm in his corner; I'm sure he's in ours.

Grace Peterson said...

Nice post. Your sincerity is evident. The parade is going as I write this. I'm not sure if it's live or taped for us Pacific time people.

Katie Couric reported a few minutes ago that of the two million people in attendance on the mall, there wasn't one arrest!! Isn't that amazing?

Sheila@Simple Indulgences said...

I too was glued to this all day. I rarely watch daytime TV. I am impressed by this man, he offers so much hope, not only for the USA but for the world.
I'm glad you took the pledge.
I thought you would...xx

Mimi said...

I have been glued to the stream online all day. I am so hopeful. I too took the pledge. I am glad you were able to witness as well. I hope we all do learn to work together instead of simply placing blame. Cheers!

Sue said...

Wow, you did an excellent job writing and illustrating with your pics! What an awesome post! I have a meeting to go to, so will try to read the pledge later.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes Sherry. Hope instead of fear. I hope and pray that the 44th President of our United States is able to drive his powerful positive force through the stagnant political arena and get our suffering country going in the right direction.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you. I thought it was an important day not only for the U.S. but also for the world. Many blessings to President Obama and his family. I too feel hope. I have hope for Mother Earth.
Thank you for taking the non- violent pledge. I respect all of life...
We are one!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
I hope we will work as a team...in the spirit of cooperation.
I hope the USA will get a decent health care system!
Lots of work to be done...
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Grace,
Thank you. I watched some of the parade too. I also heard that there were no arrests....amazing how wonderful life can be when respect is part of the program...Aretha was great, her hat fantastic! R E S P E C T....
I grew up in the 1960's.
Namaste,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Shelia,
Thank you for sending "I took the vow." I do not kill...I do catch and release the bugs that get into the house...
Deepac Chopra is one of my favorite spiritual leaders.
Thank you for thinking of me. This is something I totally agree with...non-violence in my thoughts and in my actions and in my world...We all have a dream.
Namaste,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mimi,
I was thinking of you this morning. I was wondering what time zone you are in...
Thank you for thaking the pledge too..
We need to grow beyond blame...we have real work to do, not finger pointing. What difference does it make who did what?
I have birds to hug!
Please say, "Hi" to the butterflies.
Hugs,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Sue,
Thank you.
An exciting day.
Sherry, who believes we do make a difference

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Me too. Me too. I think it might be expensive....
I just hope the birds and the bugs and the critters that crawl all come through this climate change okay. It is Mother Earth I worry about.
Namaste,
Sherry

Wendy said...

An exciting day for all. I also have great hope for this man. And for mother earth. Will take the pledge. Non-violence is the only way.
Namaste

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
I have been watching The Neighborhood Ball. I just love the inclusivness.
Such a great day!
Non-violence, respect for all of life, it is the way.
Namaste,
Sherry

Mary said...

It was a good day, Sherry. I watched the television, too.

There's lots of work to do. It's overwhelming. It's all good.

Mary

Rose said...

It WAS a good day to watch television! It was a day for everyone to feel proud and to feel more hopeful about our future. Your beautiful birds look hopeful, too, Sherry, and so well-fed. You are doing your part to make this world a better place.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
Your snow day was well timed!
I have hope that the reputation of the USA will be restored. We are inventive and caring people. I have been reading about the electric cars in California...they run on solar power. I want one!
Namaste,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Rose,
Thank you. I was able to spend some time with the birds. I also sprayed the Jack-o-lantern and a few gourds. I love the idea of preserving the Jack-o-lantern. I will try to do so again this coming Halloween.
Not wasting is one way of doing my part...re-use, re-cycle, re-store, and being responsible are a few other ways!
Sherry,

scienceguy288 said...

What a great day. Birds and inauguration. Quite the combo.

mon@rch said...

It is a day that I will never forget for the rest of my life! . . . and I forgot how much I miss your photos! :)

Q said...

Dear Scienceguy288,
I feel as if the wildlife has a chance with this new administration. Perhpas we can stop killing the Polar Bears and the wolves...just to start.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Tom,
Me too! I think all of us that love nature are happy to see a change in the guard. I have hope for Mother Nature. Climate change is real.
Glad you are back. I missed you you too.
Sherry