I've been thinking about blogging for a while now,and had many topics in mind to talk about. But when I finally got the courage to request a blog, and Kim sat it up for me very quickly(thanks Kim), it is Inauguration day. So, this will be my first entry.
I was one of those people whose life revolved around CNN during elections. I followed the campaigns very closely,and had strong feelings about Barack Obama, I really wanted him to win and be our president.
I am not going to talk politics here, rather how I feel. Barack Obama's victory and inauguration as a President of the US, marks a victory for the humanity in our nation. It is a clear sign, that most of us at least, are able to look at a person for who he is, not judge him by color, hear his words and respect his thoughts, even when he does not look like us.
It is a signficant coincidence that Obama's Inauguration fell a day after we celebrate Dr Martin Luther King Birthday. It is as if it is meant to remind us of the connection between MLK famous speech "I have a Dream" fourty six years ago, and the day the first African American President of the US was worn in.
I did not live in the time of segregation myself, I read about it, and heard about it from people who lived it. Through their words and tears, I can feel their victory. Is MLK dream fully realized? Maybe not, but we sure are on the right track.