What today's inauguration meant to me was hope. As I watched it, that's all that kept running through my mind: It means Hope. The changes won't start right away, and certainly everything won't be accomplished exactly the way we want it to. But today means that we can legitimately hope for changes, without being far-reaching or idealistic. The change that would mean the most to me, above everything else, would be for all of the divisions in our country to, if not disappear, then to at least lessen. Hopefully the acceptance of an African-American man as our president will mean that in the future, our 'melting pot' country will actually begin to meld together, instead of clashing the way we so often do. Maybe soon people will be able to accept one another without reservation. We can only hope, but I think that today has finally given true weight to our hope.
A while ago, I mentioned that I'm going to start putting some of my stories online, and that I needed a beta. I've gotten some more friends since then, so I figured that since I'm not having any luck elsewhere at the moment, I'd ask again. So, anyone who's interested in giving me a hand, let me know. Thanks! Warning: I've never put any stories up before, so I have no clue what I'm doing. *g*