Today, I watched history in the making. I love watching spectacle. I enjoy watching people marching in; I like watching the support people (especially the Secret Service); I like the order and majesty of it all; I like to see what everyone's wearing, especially when it's 17 degrees outside and they have to stand there for a while--how to stay warm while looking chic and dressy. I love the parade and the moment when the new president and his wife get out of the limo (watch the Secret Service guys!) and walk down the street.
Today, I loved the speech and the historical significance. I enjoyed watching the first daughters sit through the ceremony. I loved seeing Itzak Perlman and Yo-yo Ma play together. I didn't recognize the clarinetist or the pianist, but they were great. Yay, John Williams!
I still made it to my class, but all my lessons cancelled, so I had nothing to do but vicariously take part in a ceremony all the way across the continent.
Today, history was made, and I participated in my own way. My list will still be there tomorrow.