~Anna Deavere Smith
Celebrating Joe Biden's inauguration today!
I love what they have done with flags in the National Mall. (If you haven't seen them, check them out.)
Sharing an excerpt by an Irish poet in his honor, since President Biden's ancestry is more than half Irish.
Eavan Boland from "A Habitable Grief":
This is what language is:
a habitable grief. A turn of speech
for the everyday and ordinary abrasion
of losses such as this
just enough to be a scar.
And heals just enough to be a nation.
P.S. Time to revisit A BLESSING FOR ONE WHO HOLDS POWER by John O’Donohue?
Addendum: Loved the inauguration! The president's speech was wonderful. And Amy Klobuchar's, and the music. I cried hardest when the vice-president was being sworn in. Time to catch my breath. xo