There’s a lot of stories trickling out in the days following the inauguration that aren’t so great.
Many people didn’t get in. People who had tickets, in very good sections, were turned away as the inauguration began.
Actually, turned away is the wrong phrase, since with so many people converging on the Capitol, there was no place to turn to, but to stand and wait it out.
But great stories still came out of these days.
One brief story came on Sunday, the day of the “We Are One” concert at the Lincoln Memorial.
Ina grassy areas, just off the National Mall, I couldn’t help noticing a woman dancing with a boy who seemed to be her son.
They were in absolute joy in the moment, holding eachother and dancing in circles as U2 performed “City of Blinding Lights.”
Turns out, Vanessa Robinson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was fulfilling the dream of her husband, Arthur.
Arthur died last year, but he died knowing that Barack Obama would become president, and was determined to see his family get there. In fact, his last wish was that his family would get to D.C. to see Obama become president.
On Sunday, they were there. Arthur wasn’t, but that was all the more reason for Vanessa and her son Christopher and his sister Arianna to be there.
Above is a picture of the Vanessa and her son Christopher enjoying the moment.