Today at 9:05 PST, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
It was truly a historic moment. To see an African-American taking the oath of office even made me – a white foreigner, who however willÂ live and work under this administrationÂ – tingle with excitement.
Instead of working, all the people (who made it into the office today in the first place) gathered at the conference room around 8:45 a.m. to witness history in the making.
I wouldn’t have minded to takeÂ the day off and watch this all from the comfort of my couch, but sharing this moment with my co-workers (many of them African-American) was a wonderful experience.
For once, not only was itÂ not a taboo to talk about politics at work, but it was almost required to be part of this inauguration.
This is not going to be an easy road for Barack Obama to travel, but I am hopeful that he’ll steer this country in the right direction.
Bush is history,Â for good.