Monday, January 19, 2009

The Scent of Change: Inauguration Day 2009

We’re feeling it in New York and the nation is feeling it too. The scent of change is in the air.

Today is January 19, 2009. Martin Luther King’s Day marks the day before Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America. My spell checker wants to call Obama “Osama”—it has been officially re-programmed to know better.

Tomorrow is January 20, 2009. Barack Hussein Obama's inauguration will commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. He will be the first African American President this country has ever had.

It’s a cold winter night. The twinkling snowfall is enchanting and pure. You can bottle a lot of things, but there is no way you can contain the hope and excitement that is running through millions of people tonight. Change is in the air. You can smell it hanging on every brilliant snowflake…