ozarque (ozarque) wrote,
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Personal note: Happy Inauguration Day!

I listened this morning on NPR to the incredible tale of a woman who is 105 years old -- one hundred and five years old -- and is going to be outside today at the Inauguration. They say she's not only wearing all the necessary outdoor gear but is also tucked into a sleeping bag; I'll be praying that she gets through this day and back home again, safely and securely.

And I'm worried, of course.

I'm worried about those anticipated two million people and animals in Washington DC who will be outside in the cold all through this day. I'm worried about how they'll get food and water and bathroom breaks and medical care. I'm worried about the ones who aren't dressed warmly enough. [I've seen way too many of those on television this week, people who've come in from California and the Carribean and Australia and New Zealand and who clearly didn't know what they needed to be wearing for hours outside in winter cold.] I'm worried about the children, and about the pets. [I do not think people should have brought their pets, unless the pets in question were sled dogs or the equivalent.] I'm worried about how everyone is going to get home when the celebrations are over.

I'm so proud of them for being willing to go through whatever it turns out to be like, for the sheer joy of the day, and to be part of the history of this day -- to be able to tell their kids and their grandkids about the adventure of it and say, "I was there!" But I'm worried. I am sincerely hoping that the adventure part will be minor, and that the joy part will be fandangous, and that all will be well.

I will be praying for every living thing out there this day.

My best wishes to you, one and all, for a happy and blessed Inauguration Day!
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