A Haiku for Barack / by Susie Lubell

As luck would have it
You have tiny shoes to fill.
But the world watches...

The music from the innauguration said it clear as day for me. It was a beautiful rising melody combining many musical styles, played by a Jewish violinist, a Chinese cellist, a Black clarinetist and a Latina pianist. It was dripping in hope. But there were a few minor keys thrown in for good measure, as if to say - sure we made it happen and we got to this important day. And we should soak up all of the joy for the moment. But be mindful of the road and hard work ahead.

But with the cease fire in Gaza and an inauguration like today's, I am full of hope.