I just got done watching the inauguration. I am moved and inspired. This was the very first time in all my years to be able to sit and actually watch the whole inauguration.
The message that I received from the speech was that we are all in this together. We should try and set aside our differences and work for the good of the country. That first and foremost we are all Americans. We are one people, one nation moving into the future. Together we will shape the future. Together we will provide for the general welfare. Together we will combat the troubles facing our generation.
Already the pundits are picking it apart word by word. Analyzing every nuance, every turn of phrase. I am not listening to them. I am taking my own message forward. I am letting the words that the President spoke to resonate in my soul. To me they were profound and amazing.
I think that this is one of the problems with modern media and ourselves. Instead of thinking of what someones speech meant to us, we allow the pundits to analyze it and tell us what they said. Instead of trusting ourselves to interpret the words spoken, we allow others to interpret them for us. Listen to the words yourself, trust yourself to know and understand what is being said. Listen with your heart, your soul, your being, and you will hear the message that is being put forth.
The other note worthy piece to note was the poet that spoke today. His poem was beautiful and poignant. One Light.