Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I've already cried once and I haven't got off the train yet. The gentleman opposite me was here in Washington, marching in 1963. He told me that his life had now turned full circle by coming to Washington today. He just wished his parents were alive to be there with him.

He had been a student activist in the 60s and they all thought the world would change then. It did, but not as they had hoped.

Above all, he said, now crying, Obama had given him a fresh hope. Hope that things would change this time.
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