4.50 pm. With the whole world watching, Rick Warren decides to rewrite scripture. (and I thought nothing could taint this day.) Let’s hope Aretha saves it.
…well, you’ve gotta love her hat.
5.01 pm. I didn’t know you could play the clarinet while smiling. But just look at Yo-yo Ma. Pure genius to choose Simple Gifts.
5.23 pm. There it is, the phrase we’ve been waiting for: Tolerance & Curiosity. Not the oratorical fireworks I was hoping for, but good and true.
5.27 pm. Tricky thing, poetry. Elizabeth Alexander looking very scared. ‘repairing the things that need repair’ is apt. ‘take out your pencils; begin’, ‘say it plain, that many have died for this day’, ‘today’s sharp sparkle’. Not an easy task at all.
blessed benediction. embodied sign.