I wanted to stop and take note; to mark it down, to put into words as best I can the sense of pride I feel today. I grump a lot about my country; that's my prerogative as an American... however today, I can only feel powerful pride in my country; particularly in my fellow countrymen.
The knowledge that our young country has achieved what countless, much older, much 'wiser' cultures still have yet accomplish; overcome what other countries still cannot overcome... to subdue unneeded prejudice.... within a single generation... enough so that it has allowed us to elect an African American into the highest office. It's almost hard to grasp. Almost hard to believe.
I am so proud, that the inauguration moved me to tears today.