Just in case you missed it, here is Obama at the Lincoln Memorial today, a preview of what we will see on Tuesday. I wasn't there, but many friends and family members were. Among them was my 11 year old goddaughter who will grow up with a sense that America is a place where citizens, herself included, are asked to dig deep to build the country they want to see, as they were nearly 50 years ago.
Many of us have hearts that our bursting with happiness...some are wary and doubtful that true change can ever come. No matter what you think of Obama and this time in history, he does remind us that whatever justice we want to see, it is up to us to create it. George Carlin said, "Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist." After eight horrendous years, perhaps we can put aside our disappointment, our heartbreak, long enough to imagine and more importantly, help create a renewed America.