It really, finally happened.
We have a new president. A man I can respect and trust.
Many are writing about the inauguration of Joe Biden, your impressions, your favorite parts.
We watched all of it. It was as J Lo was singing "This Land In My Land" that tears began to stream down my face. They were tears of relief. We had our country, our land, back. We had transitioned to a new president and without endangering anyone. Everyone was safe.
Joe Biden is a man who will tell the truth, who will put people first. Kamala Harris will be fun watch as she grows in power and stature. Her no nonsense approach will be welcome.
There is much talk of healing.
Healing can only happen if truth prevails. As long as people cling to conspiracy theories and warped takes on events and ascribe false motives to the actions of the new administration, there will not be healing.
I still hear it all around me, that mean spiritedness that refuses to believe in goodness of motive. Those who feel wounded will only heal if they want to.
But it can happen. We can have hope. And we can make progress even as we try to bring others along.
There will be disagreements on policy. That's democracy. But let's give peace a chance.