Tuesday, January 20, 2009

inauguration day

i am glad i was alive today. the best pictures were not of him. the best words were not his. they came from the incredulous little old ladies of birmingham, alabama, who could barely believe what they were seeing. one managed to whisper, tears streaming down her face, of segregation and the marches and dogs and colored fountains and the klan and lynchings and colored toilets and bussing and fighting to go to school. goodbye to all that.

PS - if you listen very carefully, aretha tells someone to shut up towards the end of the song. brilliant!

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