20 January 2009
A day of massive historic importance. The U.S. inaugurated the first mixed-race President in it’s long history. And the world watched. Estimates have the in-Washington D.C. crowd at between 1.2 and 1.8 million people (apparently, the previous record was LBJ who saw 1.2 million people witness his inauguration). Who can even guess the countless millions (or billions) who watched it over the internet (I was one) or the television (my wife was one). We watched and hoped.

We have watched this steak sizzle in tantalizing closeness for 2 years, now we’re ready to taste the meat. Here’s hoping for some mighty tasty meat; but whether the steak is delivered in small bites or massive chunks, whether its been over-cooked or under-cooked – it doesn’t matter. The steak has finally been delivered and we will chew on it for 4 years. I will savour the meat and trust in the office that prepared it and just be thankful that I was served a portion.
This is a small candle that sits on the coffee table. The lights were off, the TV was on and the candles were lit. Marita Beth and I watched continued coverage of the election while we cooked dinner (rice & salmon). Then we went off to bed.
Inaguration, Rice, Salmon & Candles. Thus was my day.

~KR (Written on 22 January 2009)

Listening to:
Irish Rover by Corsairs
from The Corsairs

Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
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Flash: Flash did not fire