Swim and a Soak

Montogomery Aquatic Center. I went to the pool for a swim and a short soak before watching the big event on TV.

Konrad sends peace in the 3rd photo. Konrad is a regular at the pool, works in produce at a local grocery and from whom I learn which is the good fruit.

Inaugural Quotes

Here are a few things I overhead on inauguraton day that caught my attention.

  • "I just don't know what's going to come out of my body today"  - African-American lady speaking of her excitment.
  • "God bless America, and the world"  - musical performer at pre inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
  • "...we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again..."  - from Barack Obama's inauguaraton speech.
  • "In today's sharp sparkle, this winter air, anything can be made, any sentence begun.  - Elizabeth Alexander, inaugural poet, from "Praise Song for the Day".
  • “What we were there for was to really serve the moment.” - Yo-Yo Ma, celloist, on why he didn't want to draw attention to himself or his instrument.

Do you have a favorite quote from this historic event? If so, you're invited to leave it below in Comments.