The Inauguration of Biden and Harris

dual monitors show joe and jill biden facing front, then walking up the capitol steps to be inaugurated President and first lady on January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021 was a momentous day. I spent the entire day – from 8:30am to 10pm – watching the various broadcasts on NBC, ABC, CBS, and MSNBC. As Nancy Pelosi said in a press conference today, what a difference a day makes.

Amanda Gorman gave an absolutely standout performance reciting her poem, “The Hill We Climb.” I was so pleased to find out that Oprah had gifted her jewelry that evoked Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” which is what drew me to love Ms. Angelou many years ago. Lady Gaga gave a beautiful national anthem – simple, straightforward and strong. Garth Brooks even got me to sing along – he specifically mentioned those of us at work – and then became a one man superspreader event when everyone else was being so careful to social distance, hugging every performer and president. But, no one can blame him for getting carried away on such a joyful and auspicious day.

Bernie Sanders got his moment in the sunlight with delightful photoshops of him sitting in various films, locations, and events in history. I can’t believe how thrilling it was to watch a White House press briefing. The normalcy feels radical.

I feel so relieved. So joyful to have leadership with empathy. To feel like the country will be once again heading toward the right side of history.

I was watching President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Text of Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb" in the New York Times
Amanda Gorman's jewelry featured on Jessica Yellin's Instagram honors Maya Angelou
A tweet from @heughanverse: "Rumor has it the original title was "men in kilts and mittens ;) ;)" Image shows Sam Heughan driving Graham McTavish and the "Cold Bernie Sanders" meme in the campervan for the upcoming show on Starz
Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff clap for fireworks in front of the Lincoln Monument on January 20, 2021
Dr. Jill Biden and President Joe Biden are seen from the back as they embrace and enjoy the fireworks in their, and America's, honor

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