Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I feel like I got my country back. I am far to the left of Obama, and I know he’s not going to live up to my hopes, or my wants. But still, I feel such hope.

I’ve never felt about my government, the way I feel right now. I feel empowered to help make change.

Today, for perhaps the first time, I feel proud to be an American.


Two Auntees said...

Me too.

it's margaret said...

yeah.. i think i know what you mean and thought that same thought today.

Paul said...

I am old enough to have felt proud to be an American at various points in my life, but it has been a while and it's nice to have the feeling back.

jadedjabber said...

It is strange, my friends and I were just talking about this. As if we now can feel patriotic, proud, and not pretend we are from Canada if leaving the country. :-)

I too am far left of Obama and I am trying to keep myself from putting him on a pedestal. Like Bishop Robinson said in his prayer, he is human, not a Messiah.

God, if feels good to have hope and pride again.

Fred Schwartz said...

What Paul said and it is nice to once again have hope!

Grandmère Mimi said...

I'm proud, too, Kirstin. I'm still praying.