Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Susceptible to optimism

I try not to be cynical. Cynicism is the biggest roadblock to progress.

But I am a skeptic.

On the other side, as my mother would say, "You're an Irishman. Your bladder is next to your eyes."

This morning, watching the Inauguration coverage with my 5 year old twins, I found myself getting misty explaining to them what was going on.

I know Barack Obama is just a politician. I know Barack Obama is one man. But I'm seeing something in my fellow citizens that is giving me hope.

And maybe that's all we need at the moment. Hope. A first step.

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