The adorable beast is stretched out on the back patio, taking an über-nap while basking in the sun. There is still a layer of frost on the grass in the back yard. Mini beast is curled up in her tiny pink bed, her tail wrapped ever so gently over her snout. I sit here and worry about banal things like how do you find a dvd that has been returned to the library when it should have been returned to the video store.
Things are very much the same and yet different. The sun shines on this day. The inauguration has taken place. We have changed Presidents. I have a renewed HOPE for PROGRESS and CHANGE but at the same time, my day will be just like any other. I will go to work. I will drive my car. I will go to the library. I will wonder what to make for dinner and not come up with an inspired decision.
But I do feel a certain sense of anticipation... a bit of potential energy in every breath. Will we all live up to our own grand expectations? I hope, I hope.