Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What An Amazing Time to Be Alive

In my opinion, it is pretty cliche to blog about politics and I do not intend to push my views on you this afternoon. I am not here today to delve deep into what goes on in Washington and I'm hoping that I do not cross the line between simple conversation and confrontation.

In my heart of hearts, I believe that today is a great day to be alive. In all honesty, I think about 364 days a year are great days to be alive. Today is an exceptional day to be living and experiencing the change that is upon us.

Change, recently, comes in many forms. The proverbial changing of the guards; Out with the old, in with the new. Flipping the calendar from 2008 to 2009. Coupled with the belief that Americans again have HOPE, the change upon us is a wonderful thing.

I myself am not usually a fan of change. Changes mean that things will be different. In my life, different always meant that things were going to get worse. Part of me says that things could not get much worse, though we all know that they will, before they get better.

Today, change brings hope, optimism, a strengthened faith in our nation. I feel as though I finally have a President who is of the People, for the People. Maybe it is that I am 26 years old, older than my last votes at 18 and 22. Though maybe, just maybe, the man sworn in today truly cares for the middle class, the twenty-somethings, those of us labeled Generation X. Could this be true?

How strange that I feel as though I could call the White House, have Mr. Obama answer the phone and ask "What can I do for you today, Melissa?".

Now, in all realism, there's a better chance of my mother coming back from the dead than that actually happening. I'm not an idealist. Though I am hopeful that the man we have elected will start this country on the path to financial stability, ecological accountability and most of all, Peace.

Thank you for listening to me today and always. I appreciate you allowing me to share my thoughts and feelings with you on this momentous day in history.

1 comment:

Evil Stick Man said...

We're in for a massive crapstorm regardless of who had won the election. From my perspective as a third-party supporter both republicans and democrats are different heads of the same chimera - superficially separated, but exactly the same at their core.