Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ecstasy for Obama

Last night, I attended Chant 4 Change, a large event where internationally known Kirtan artists came together at D.C.'s Church of the Holy City, and we sang, danced like devotees of love, and added lots of good juju to the power of this incredible day. I'm still flying high from the five-hour experience that capped a day of yoga workshops about change with the wonderful Shiva Rea.

The energy of the city is remarkable. I've never seen the town so full of hope, laughter, tears of joy, and kindness as I have over the last few days. Locals are going out of their way to be helpful to out-of-towners; visitors have added a sweetness and poignancy to our communities; conversations on buses, Metros, and grocery stores are of a celebratory and hopeful nature.

Hope has returned to this country.

We all know Obama is just a human and humans make choices, some right, some wrong, but today, America has made great strides for itself to right the wrongs of division. Most amazing!

Have a wonderful inauguration day everyone!

(The image above is the one used as the Chant4Change logo.)


Donald Engstrom-Reese said...

I dearly wish I could have joined you.

May we all dare to embrace hope!

Beverly said...

Wow, sounds like a great event. Wish I could have been there! Living in this Republican community, all I've heard is bitching and complaining because they'll be a Democrat in office and the world is going to Hell. Looking forward to watching the inauguration and enjoying the fever of hope!

Venefica said...

It certianly takes a weight off my shoulders. The last few days of the whole event have been a whirlind. Today at work I saw some people carrying signs and chanting his name down a busy road. Wasn't quite sure how I felt about that, but I'm glad the race is over.

RodinAZ said...

Were you out and about for the festivities. I watched from TV and was touch by the joy. It was touching and I felt a connection though television was the medium.

gypsy-heart said...

What a wonderful event. I feel a renewed and good energy too!

Thank you for sharing your world through your words.