Right now I’m looking at live pictures on CNN, of folks who’ve been arriving on the National Mall since 4 a.m.
People of all different creeds and races, all clad in head-to-toe coats and boots and warmth to get them through the temperatures in Washington DC today. One of my Twitter friends (can’t recall which) said, she’d never seen so many black women in full length fur coats in her life. I hope those are faux, ladies!
From the comfort of my Miami living room in my favorite stretchy yoga pants, I can’t that I envy anyone who’s standing in the wintry cold right now. But all week I’ve been vacillating between acceptance that I can’t be in DC, and frustration with the circumstances that kept me away.
I’d be a lying bella if I said I didn’t feel occasional pangs of regret and dammit-I-should-BE-THERE! If you’re a blogger or just an Afrobella reader who’s in the place to be, please send me your blog posts or photos or whatever you’d like to share. I’d love to include links to what you’re experiencing!
Whether you’re witnessing history up close in person, at a crowded public venue, or from the comfort of your home today — you can’t deny how special this is. To observe the oft-seen landmarks of Washington DC surrounded by people gathered to witness such a significant moment, simply fills my heart with emotions I struggle to express.
For someone who prides herself on her words, finding yourself speechless is difficult. But right now, I feel practically verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves! The topic: Are you in Washington DC today? Where will you be watching, and how will you be celebrating? How do you feel on this long-awaited inauguration day?