Tuesday, 20 January 2009

The audacity to hope

I was fortunate enough to be able to be at home today to watch the broadcast of Barak Obama's inauguration festivities. While I do not envy the huge tasks ahead of him (and the even huger expectations on him), I could not help but feel hopeful at his confidence, his charisma, his eloquence and the grace with which he delivered his first official message to the world.

Particularly poignant: "To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

New regime, new year, new challenges and the audacity to have hope. 2009 will be a memorable year!

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