First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sunrise 7:21: Amen to a day of beginnings


The amens started last night when the Dawn Joggers went to an interfaith prayer service for [now] President Obama at Grace Cathedral. It concluded with the The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Episcopal Bishop of California reading the Rt Rev. Gene Robinson's invocation prayer that began the inaugural concert on Sunday night (that HBO did not broadcast) and leading those assembled at Grace in a hearty, "Amen." The DJs stayed in the City and the female DJ admits to waking a number of times during the night hoping she'd see the pink of dawn, much as she did when she was a child waiting for Santa. Or maybe, just maybe she'd wake up - and horrors it would all be a dream - this amazing man (a human being not a messiah reminded Robinson) really wasn't about to become the 44th President of the United States, pledging that "together we will change American." Finally the dawn came - for the DJs, and with God's help, for America...

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