Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I, too, sing America


I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.

by Langston Hughes


I am grateful for this day.
I am grateful for the hope that it brings.
I am grateful for the idea of unity from Tradition One.
I am grateful for the unity that I see taking place in this country.
I am grateful to be able to sing America today.

14 comments:

  1. Very nice.
    I love how you mentioned Tradition ONE.

    B.A. :)

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  2. I'm grateful to be here, and read of others' gratitudes...how UN-boring it all is! Just LOVE it.

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  3. I shed a few tears this morning when I realized I would be able to not only watch this historical event...but that it was close captioned and I won't miss a word.

    Today is an amazing day to be sober! (Hugs)Indigo

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  4. Gorgeous photo, Syd. The colors and crispness are stunning.

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  5. 1,400,000 people united today to be at the inaguration and who knows the millions and billions and bazillions who listened and watched, and I awed and excited today too

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  6. i thoroughly enjoyed the inauguration today! it was lovely! just lovely.

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  7. Its a wonderful day in American History!

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  8. when was the last time you stood in the living room with a group of friends, hand over heart and sang the National Anthem? It was a first for me!

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  9. Very nicely put, I loved the hope in his speech and he gives me chills every time I hear him speak.When he gives a speech it is like he is talking recovery.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your gratitude list on this special day. I am grateful that I was able to stand in that crowd on the National Mall to watch (on the large screens, however) and listen to the historic event. What an amazing day!!

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  11. YAY FOR TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!

    I went to Applebee's and the guy that was the host looks just like a young Obama! lol

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