I watched the Inaugural with my dog. We thoroughly enjoyed it - listening intently to the speech while I sipped my Lemon Lift tea.
The poor doggie kept asking me, "When is he going to say something about giving us more dog parks? How about those crummy leash laws? When is the organic dog food going to taste as good as the doggie junk food? And liberty and justice for all - dogs?"
All kidding aside, there were a couple of things that really stood out for me - The Speech (of course), the song by John Williams, and the benediction by Rev. Joseph Lowery .... I loved what the Rev had to say, his speaking style and his sense of fun at the end.
Here are the words to "Simple Gifts" from which John Williams adapted his song ....
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
'Til by turning, turning we come 'round right.
-Elder Joseph Brackett 1848