Tuesday, 20 January 2009

What a day!

Just finished watching the inauguration coverage on CNN. I wish I'd been there. The last inauguration I went to was Reagan's second term - that is a sad personal reflection of how quickly time passes. Striking how the language of an inauguration , whether the invocations or the speeches, are so rooted in the linguistic legacy of Bunyan and the King James'. Guess the linguistic legacy of the Pilgrim Fathers still echoes through the New Worlds sense of self. Thought the old pastor at the end of the ceremony was absolutely wonderful with his echoes of the civil rights movement- wasn't so sure about the Revd.Warren.

Boyz have been slightly neglected but have now had a well deserved 30 minutes of ball playing.

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